Archive - January 2019

7 foods that have more potassium than a banana

If someone tells you to eat more potassium, they might also mention bananas. Bananas do contain some potassium (330mg per 100g), but they are also high in carbs at 20g of carbs per 100g.

Potassium is an important electrolyte needed for healthy functioning of the body. The recommended intake is 3500mg per day, and although this sounds like a lot, there are many low carb friendly foods much higher in potassium than a banana which can help you to meet this recommendation.

Here are 7 low carb, potassium rich foods to get you started:

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13 easy ways to add fibre to your diet

Fibre is found in many plant-based foods and is not broken down completely by the body. It is important for a healthy digestive system and has been linked to reduced cholesterol, improved glycemic control, a healthy heart, and reduced risk of some cancers. The recommended fibre intake for adults in the UK is 30g per day. This might sound like a lot, but with some simple changes, meeting the recommended fibre intake on a low carb diet is achievable! Try out our top 13 tips for adding fibre to a low carb diet.

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Can a low carb diet cause fibre deficiency?

It’s well known that a low carb diet can be beneficial for many reasons including improved blood glucose control and weight loss. However, some people may still be put off by the idea that low carb leads to deficiencies in certain nutrients including fibre which can be beneficial for digestive health.

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Warm up this winter with these low carb soup recipes

Salads can make a great low carb lunch during the Summer months, but when the weather’s a bit colder there’s nothing better than a hot bowl of soup.

The trouble is that many of the soups you can buy from the supermarkets often contain hidden carbs in the form of thickening agents. So, we’ve put together some low carb soup recipes which you might want to try to get you through the cold Winter months.

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