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Peter Foley – My low carb vegan week (part 3)

by Peter Foley.

As you probably know by now, I was challenged by Diabetes Digital Media to follow my usual low carb diet but adapt it to include only vegan friendly foods for one week. If you haven’t already, check out my part 1 and part 2 of this series to find out what the challenge was and what I expected it to be like. The nutrition team provided me with a vegan low carb meal plan to follow so I was ready to take on the week.

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Peter Foley – My low carb vegan week (part 2)

by Peter Foley.

I have been following a low carb lifestyle for several years now, so when Diabetes Digital Media asked me to go vegan for a week, I was keen to embrace the challenge. The challenge involved following my usual low carb diet but adapting it to include only vegan friendly foods for one week.

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Peter Foley – My low carb vegan week (part 1)

by Peter Foley.

Hardly a day goes by without hearing the word vegan. Of course, veganism can mean different things to different people. For some it can mean complete abstinence from dairy, meat and animal products, for others it also includes a philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals. There are many different reasons that people have for following a vegan lifestyle, from ethics, to environmental or dietary reasons. Many people find their own reasons fall into several categories and form their own stance on veganism.

The team at Diabetes Digital Media, home to the award-winning Low Carb Program, wanted to show how a low carb lifestyle can be adapted to meet the needs of someone who lives a vegan lifestyle. The aim of this challenge is to document my experiences incorporating vegan dietary principles into my low carb lifestyle.

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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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Nutrition is a Science: Women of Influence

This year marked both the Association for Nutrition’s (AfN) 10th anniversary and 100 years since some women first got the vote. To celebrate both of these milestones, the AfN ran talks and an exhibition at their annual general meeting which highlighted the roles that women have played in nutritional science over the years.

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