Nut & seed loaf

This is a very tasty alternative to gluten free bread. It slices thinly without crumbling and is amazing toasted. Vegan, Gluten Free Ingredients 1 cup pumpkin seeds 1 cup buckwheat flour (or 2/3 buckwheat & 1/3 coconut flour) 150g ground almonds (can substitute with LSA) 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 3 heaped tablespoons of ground psyllium husks … Continue reading Nut & seed loaf

Fats – the good, bad, and indifferent

Short version: stick to the whole fats (eg nuts, avocado, coconut, seeds) as these are healthier than oils. We need fat, but we don’t need it in the form of oils/butters etc. The ideal cardiovascular diet uses no oil, but this can be hard to achieve. Fat is essential to life but not too much as … Continue reading Fats – the good, bad, and indifferent

Protein

Overall a vegan diet has been shown to be the healthiest (as long as you eat a variety of vegetables), with a high oily fish/nuts diet coming second, closely followed by vegetarian (with variety, but dairy and eggs). Unfortunately a meat based diet consistently comes out worst for us. Vegetable protein is just as good … Continue reading Protein

Fibre

Fibre consumption is proving to be more important in weight management than we thought. There isn’t an upper limit to the amount of fibre we can eat (our ancestors used to eat 100-200g/day) but the recommended minimum is 25-40g/day. On average we eat 12-14g per day. Many people complain that increased fibre makes them bloated … Continue reading Fibre

Being Vegetarian

Much of the world is vegetarian and it is consistently shown to be healthier to eat this way. Populations that switch to animal protein start to develop the illnesses of the west. The best evidence is for reducing cardiovascular disease, but cancer, dementia and many inflammatory diseases are also improved. However….avoiding animal protein isn’t enough … Continue reading Being Vegetarian