Category - Food & diet

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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Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day?

Do you eat breakfast in the morning? While some people may enjoy ‘breaking their fast’ first thing in the morning, others may prefer having their first meal at lunch. But can this preference affect your health?

Breakfast is often described as the most important meal of the day. The idea being that you need a satisfying breakfast to fuel you for the day ahead and that by skipping it you’re prone to overeating and weight gain. It’s partly for this reason that some also suggest that eating breakfast can be helpful if you’re looking to lose weight. But is this true?

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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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First-ever Real Food Rocks Festival announced for July 2019

The first-ever Real Food Rocks festival will take place this summer, bringing together workshops, cooking demos, live music and fun activities for all the family.

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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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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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Breakfast ideas for Christmas day

Do you eat breakfast on Christmas Day? Whilst some people prefer to fast until lunchtime (fasting can also have many health benefits) some people may enjoy sitting down with their family and enjoy a festive breakfast or brunch.

For those of you who do enjoy breakfast or brunch, we’ve put together some quick and easy low carb recipe ideas to kickstart your Christmas Day.

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