Category - Food & diet

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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Christmas traditions from around the world

What does Christmas mean to you? Maybe it’s decorating the Christmas tree or enjoying a mince pie with mulled wine. All over the world, different countries have their own traditions for how they celebrate this time of year. For some it’s a religious holiday, whereas others might travel the world.

So, whether it be a BBQ on the beach in Australia or eating fried chicken in Japan, here are some weird yet wonderful traditions from around the world to celebrate this festive period.

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Developments in diabetes research and technology – from 1921 to the present day

Research into diabetes has rapidly advanced since the 20th century and new technology is being developed each year to help improve diabetes management.

As this month is Diabetes Awareness Month we wanted to shine the spotlight on some of the major breakthroughs from the 1920s until the present day and take a look at the future of diabetes research and technology.

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Kickstart your weekend with these low carb pancake roll ups

Pancakes make a great addition to any weekend breakfast or brunch. We’ve got one of our favourite pancake recipes to share with you ready for the weekend.

This pancake roll up recipe is a quick and easy recipe you might want to try, along with some delicious topping inspiration. Each serving contains 3g of carbs minus toppings making them a great option if you’re following a low carb lifestyle.

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‘Low carb’ mortality study asks bigger questions than gives answers

A study has been released which appears to show an association between lower carb diets and a higher risk of mortality.

There have been some provocative headlines in certain media write-ups, such as “Low-carb diets shorten life expectancy”, but this kind of message cannot be backed up by the study.

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10 Sources of Hidden Carbs

Following a low carb high fat diet can be beneficial for someone looking to lose weight or regulate their blood sugar levels. From the outside it seems pretty easy to follow, you simply avoid foods that are high in carbs and increase your intake from fat. Unfortunately, in the modern world hidden carbs are everywhere, even in some seemingly ‘safe’ foods and if you’re unaware they’re there it may decrease your chances of reaching your goals.

We know sometimes not all hidden carbs can be avoided, but knowing hidden sources can help you look for alternatives when making meals and eating out.

Here are some surprising sources of hidden carbs to watch out for:

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Petition launched after Lidl discontinues High Protein Rolls

A petition has been launched after supermarket chain Lidl discontinued its High Protein Rolls, a favourite of the low carb community.

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Killing for Profit – Dr Aseem Malhotra discusses the dark world of Big Food and Big Pharma

“We have a complete healthcare system failure and an epidemic of misinformed doctors and harmed patients,” – Dr Aseem Malhotra, 2018.

On 12 April, a mix of leading doctors and academics spoke at the European Parliament in Brussels in a lecture entitled “Big Food & Big Pharma, Killing for Profit?” Among these speakers was Dr Malhotra, author of The Pioppi Diet, a leading cardiologist and co-founder of Action Sugar, who spoke about the need for system reform in global healthcare, the biased funding of research, overmedication and the need to address the impact of sugar in our diet.

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How to cook low carb for one

We are huge fans of eating fresh, natural, wholesome foods on a low carb diet, although many find that buying fresh foods can be a challenge, especially when cooking for just one. We want to assure you that there are lots of tricks you can use to make cooking fresh, healthy, low carb meals for one simple, hassle-free and cost-effective.

Here are 10 of our top tips on solo low carb food prep.

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Spring: seasonal fruit & vegetables

Although it might not seem so, with all of this UK rain, spring is finally here. And with a change in season comes a change in what fruit and vegetables there are on offer.

Typically, our supermarkets stock all fresh foods year-round, meaning we tend to ignore our very own growing seasons. But eating seasonally has many benefits, one being they are rich in nutrients, but most importantly they taste even better!

Below we have devised a list of our favourite low carb fruits and vegetables that are in season throughout spring.

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