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Low Carb Muffins, free from dairy, wheat, gluten & Sugar

These Muffins are mouth wateringly good and you won’t believe you’re not eating something very fattening. You can add your own flavourings but be careful they’re not full of sugar.

This recipe is so simple, yet so delicious. You can just mix all the ingredients together in one go and you don’t  have to beat it for ages.

Marble Carob Fingers – Low Carb and Free from wheat, dairy, gluten

carob marble slicesThese are rather tasty but also low in carbohydrates. I made them in a small foil baking tray from Waitrose. But you can use any small baking tray you have to hand (Approx 6 x 5″)

You need half the mixture of the reduced carb sponge cake

Mix 2 tspns carob powder to a paste with warm water. Then stir it into the cake mixture to make it look marbled. Spoon it into the baking tray.

The Art & Science of Low Carbohydrate Living

The art and science of low carbohydrate living

Carbohydrate restricted diets are commonly practiced but seldom taught. As a result, doctors, dietitians, nutritionists, and nurses may have strong opinions about low carbohydrate dieting, but in many if not most cases, these views are not grounded in science. Now, whether you are a curious healthcare professional or just a connoisseur of diet information, two New York Times best selling authors provide you with the definitive resource for low carbohydrate living. Doctors Volek and Phinney share over 50 years of clinical experience using low carbohydrate diets, and together they have published more than 200 research papers and chapters on the topic. Particularly in the last decade, much has been learned about the risks associated with insulin resistance (including but not limited to metabolic syndrome, hypertension, and type-2 diabetes), and how this condition is far better controlled by carbohydrate restriction than with drugs. In this book, you will learn why: • Carbohydrate restriction is the proverbial ‘silver bullet’ for managing insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and type-2 diabetes.

The Diet Delusion

Where mainstream nutritional science has demonised dietary fat for 50 years, hundreds of millions of dollars of research have failed to prove that eating a low-fat diet will help you live longer. Nutrition and obesity scientists have struggled to make sense of the paradox that obesity has become an epidemic, that diabetes rates have soared and the incidence of heart disease has not declined despite the fact that society is more diet and health aware today than generations ago.

The Great Cholesterol Con

Statins are the so-called wonder drugs widely prescribed to lower blood cholesterol levels and claim to offer unparalleled protection against heart disease. Believed to be completely safe and capable of preventing a whole series of other conditions, they are the most profitable drug in the history of medicine. In this groundbreaking book, GP Malcolm Kendrick exposes the truth behind the hype, revealing: high cholesterol levels don’t cause heart disease; a high-fat diet – saturated or otherwise – does not affect blood cholesterol levels; and, the protection provided by statins is so small as to be not worth bothering about for most men and all women.

 

Low Carb Recipe of the Day

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Prawn Salad with lashings of Mayonnaise.

This is one of my favourite Summer meals and barely a trace of a carbohydrate.

On a hot sunny day, I like to sit on the patio and eat this. Heaven!

 

The Mars Bar Diet ~ Or any normal sized bar of chocolate

Mars Bar Diet

Not quite as crazy as it sounds.

This diet is actually quite healthy. The Mars bar is a treat that you can have once a day. Or another type of chocolate bar of your choice. (But must be the same amount of calories – ie. 280)

 

 

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Sugar Free Sweets

If you’re following my low carb diet – or any low carb diet, there will be times when you crave something sweet.

However, you have to be careful with sweeteners as some of them are quite harmful to your health.

For example:
Saccharin – “Saccharin is the oldest sugar substitute around; you probably know it as Sweet’N Low. It was discovered by a chemist in 1879 and became a popular additive in the 20th century. As early as 1911, though, there was already an effort being made to ban it due to its potentially unhealthy effects.

Low carb, high protein diets linked to women’s heart disease – – CNN.com

You may have heard this report on the news this week, so I thought I’d put it up here in full.

If you read the last paragraph, you will see that it’s completely inconclusive, according to other experts.

I would just like to say though, I personally follow a low carb diet but I don’t eat an excessive amount of protein (eg. Fish, Meat, Cheese & Eggs) or loads of fat.  I like to think I have a normal amount. I also have low blood pressure for a middle-aged woman (120/70) and low cholesterol. So who knows. It might be a diet or hereditary thing.

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Unani Dietetics: Influence of Food ~ Interesting article based on the fact ‘We are what we eat’

“He who eats alone eats with Satan;
he who eats with one other person eats
with a tyrant; he who eats with two
other people eats with the prophets.”
–Prophetic Saying

Unani Dietetics:

Influence of Food and Drink

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