Category - Food & diet

Can eating bacon increase the risk of bowel cancer?

Bacon for breakfast or a steak for dinner may be popular go-to meals for someone monitoring their carb intake, but could these choices be increasing their risk of bowel cancer?

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9 foods higher in vitamin C than an orange

When it comes to foods high in vitamin C, oranges certainly pack a punch. Indeed, many of us are familiar with the suggestion to ‘eat more oranges’ when we’re ill, to help us fight off cold and flu symptoms. But if you’re looking to give your immunity a boost, do oranges really come top of the charts? Despite their reputation, oranges only contain around 52mg of vitamin C per 100g and there are plenty of other foods which have beaten them in the running to the top spot.

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Kick-start your Pancake Day with these low carb pancake roll-ups

We’ve got one of our favourite pancake recipes to share with you this Pancake Day.

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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How Richard Shaw conquered type 2 diabetes

After placing his type 2 diabetes into remission through a low carb, real food approach, Richard Shaw decided to write a book about his experience in the hopes that it would help to inspire others with type 2 to change their lifestyle.

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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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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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