Good food guide to eating out

Either intentionally or when you accidentally leave home without a better option… Eating out, or even with friends is tricky if you want to eat well, feel good and maintain your weight. This guide is not a way to eat healthily, it’s simply how to make the best choices when faced with mostly bad options. … Continue reading Good food guide to eating out

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B12 deficiency and diet

B12 deficiency can make you feel very unwell as it is a co-factor in most cellular processes. Deficiency often manifests first as fatigue, then neurological symptoms (such as pins and needles) and then as anaemia. There are many other symptoms of B12 deficiency. There are many causes of B12 deficiency. Some are caused by lack … Continue reading B12 deficiency and diet

Meat & dairy – myths and misunderstandings

As with sugar, this is a topic where many people need to unlearn much of what they have been taught about 'healthy' options. Dairy products are still animal protein. On this diet you want to avoid them. There are plenty of milk substitutes out there, and you can even find recipes for dairy –free cream … Continue reading Meat & dairy – myths and misunderstandings

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

Carbohydrates and gluten

Basically eat a wide variety, always choose whole grain. Gluten and gluten-like proteins can cause inflammation in the gut. In most people this is insignificant, but in those prone to inflammatory conditions, they find avoiding gluten helpful. Predominantly gluten containing food includes: Wheat (bread, pasta, cous cous, noodles, bulghar wheat, semolina) DO NOT eat these if … Continue reading Carbohydrates and gluten