If you’ve ever found yourself standing in the aisle of a grocery store debating between purchasing the conventional $1.99 eggs versus the $3.99 cage-free eggs versus the $6.99 free-range eggs, don’t worry. You are not alone.
If you’re anything like the average consumer, you probably find some of the terminology on food packages confusing. Believe me when I tell you that it confuses me too, and I’m a dietitian!
Animal welfare is a hot topic. The Trump Administration recently withdrew the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) proposed final rule. This rule would have helped to improve the welfare of USDA Certified Organic livestock animals (1).
You might think that Organic label on animal products already means that the animals lived happy, healthy, farm lives with plenty of open space to roam free. But not necessarily; there are loopholes.
Consumers want to feel like they’re making well-informed choices when they purchase organic products, but there are some companies who exploit the organic label.
“As for organic meat, regulations require that animals are raised in living conditions accommodating their natural...
When you decide to follow a keto diet, or even a low carb, high fat diet (LCH), some previously forbidden foods get to make their way back into your life. Real whipped cream is one of those foods. And blackberry whipped cream kicks things up a notch. Top PB & Whey Killer Whey! Keto Ice Cream with Blackberry Whipped Cream and you have yourself an amazing low carb dessert.
Real whipped cream is one of the simplest desserts to make. It literally takes just a few minutes and will dress up any dessert. Never, ever use Cool Whip! So many chemicals! Homemade whipped cream is just heavy whipping cream beaten with a mixer on high until stiff peaks form. That’s it, nothing else. I guess you could make it by hand, but honestly, that’s a lot of work - or you could think of it as an opportunity for a workout. But using a stand mixer or hand mixer is much easier and faster.
Traditional recipes will have you add sugar to the heavy whipping cream before you beat it, but you don’t need the sugar. I like to add real vanilla extract instead. The vanilla flavor adds enough sweetness that the sugar isn’t needed. I use about a...
For most people, the flavor of sweetness is something they cannot resist. Studies have shown that intense sweetness even surpases an addiction to cocaine (1). Our current food system is packed full of added sugars.
If you start paying close attention to food labels, you will find an excessive amount of unnecessary added sugar in everything from salad dressings to barbecue sauce to flavored yogurt to sports drinks. It’s very easy to over-consume sugar.
We know that added sugars cause weight gain, raise blood sugars, and increase risk of chronic diseases. Because of this, many people turn to using artificial sweeteners. The best of both worlds, right? Sweet flavor without all the calories….
Artificial sweeteners (also referred to as sugar substitutes) are non-caloric or low-caloric food additives that provide a sweet taste. Most are synthetically produced.
Six artificial sweeteners are approved for use in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA): aspartame, sucralose, saccharin, acesulfame potassium, neotame, and advantame. Two plant-based sweeteners are...
When you start following a Keto Diet or a Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) diet, the first step is to create an arsenal of recipes. You need to have a list of reliable Keto/LCHF food blogs to help you stay on track.
For a quick review, a ketogenic diet typically contains a total of 20-30 grams of carbs a day, a moderate amount of protein, and then the rest of your intake is all fat. For a LCHF diet, aim for no more than 100 grams of carbs each day.
For example, someone following a 2000 calorie keto diet would eat 25 grams of carbs (5%), 100 grams of protein (20%), and 165 grams of fat (75%) each day.
If you’re following a LCHF 2000 calorie diet, this might look like 100 grams of carbs (20%), 100 grams of protein (20%), and 135 grams of fat (60%) each day.
Of course your carb intake can be anywhere between 20-100 grams of carbs a day. Try to keep protein intake around 20% to 25% and then the remainder of your calories will be from fat.
You can browse these blogs to find recipes that sound appealing to you. Print off the recipes you like and then use those to plan your weekly menus and grocery shopping list. Planning your weekly...
Sugar alcohols are naturally occurring, sweet-tasting carbohydrates. They are often used in place of sugar (sucrose) in food products and recipes to reduce calories and the glycemic response.
There are many different types of sugar alcohols: mannitol, sorbitol, xylitol, erythritol, lactitol, maltitol, isomalt, and hydrogenated starch hydrolysates (HSH). They are easy to identify on food labels as most end in “-itol”. Make note that xylitol is toxic to dogs (1).
When you come across sugar alcohols, you will find that they look very similar to regular sugar. Sugar alcohols are water-soluble, white crystals. But they are not as sweet as actual sucrose. You can purchase sugar alcohols for home use at natural food stores or online.
Some fruits and vegetables do naturally contain sugar alcohols. Industrially produced sugar alcohols, for example mannitol, sorbitol, and xylitol, can be derived from the hydrogenation of sugar (adding two hydrogen atoms). Erythritol is made from fermenting sucrose and glucose (2).
The body does not completely absorb sugar alcohols, which is why they have a lower calorie content than sucrose and...
It’s no wonder that consumers are confused about healthy eating. If you Google search “healthy eating”, you’ll get results on anything from vegetarian diets to the USDA guidelines to paleo diets to the Mediterranean diet to the outdated food pyramid.
Nutrition is such a broad topic. All the available information can be overwhelming and often even seems to contradict itself. How do you know what foods are actually healthy?
The easiest way to eat healthy is to focus on eating protein and vegetables. That’s it! I think we often make healthy eating overcomplicated. It shouldn’t be that hard to eat healthy!
The most basic healthy eating food rules are:
Fill you plate with protein and vegetables
Include some natural fats
Keep your carbohydrate portions small
Limit junk food and sugar
Drink lots of water
When you’re preparing your meals, think about the different components that will end up on your plate. Are you including a high quality protein with breakfast, lunch, and dinner? What about snacks? How many servings of vegetables are you eating every day? How many fruits do you eat? Do you eat carbohydrates by...
Probiotics have been in the nutrition spotlight for quite some time, but many people are still confused about whether or not they need to take them. Probiotics are beneficial, live microorganisms that reside in our digestive tracts (1).
People take probiotics for a wide variety of reasons. Research is starting to show that having the right balance of healthy probiotics can boost the immune system, help with weight loss, improve gut health, and even affect mood (2).
Probiotics are most often taken to improve gastrointestinal (GI) health. Gut issues such as abdominal pain, gas, bloating, or diarrhea are some of the most common reasons for doctor office visits and taking a probiotic may help improve GI symptoms (3).
Yogurt is the most commonly consumed probiotic food. Many people also take probiotics in supplement form. But how do you know if your yogurt is a good source of probiotics or if the supplement you’re taking has actual live cultures? What about the kombucha or kefir you drink once a week?
Does taking a supplement or eating foods naturally containing probiotics alter our gut microbes? We know that our gut microbes...
If you’re thinking about starting the Carnivore Diet, you might be a little worried about the lack of fiber. Well, the complete nonexistence of fiber in the diet. The Carnivore diet has zero grams of fiber. And even if you’re doing a strict keto diet, you might not always be consuming the recommended 25-30 grams of daily fiber intake. You certainly won’t be consuming any (whole) grains on a keto diet.
You’ve most likely read articles touting the health benefits of fiber. You’ve seen headlines proclaiming that dietary fiber is beneficial for multiple health conditions. Fiber is supposed to help reduce risk of heart disease, stroke, and colon cancer, improve constipation, and even help with weight loss.
So the question is whether or not you actually you need 25-30 grams of fiber each day.
It is estimated that the average American consumes about 16 grams of fiber a day (1). And that fiber is not likely coming from vegetables. Current recommendations are to aim for 25-30 grams of fiber daily (2).
While it is widely accepted that a high fiber intake improves overall health, there is research showing no benefits of a high fiber...
Cookies and ice cream are my favorite treats! And chocolate, don’t forget about chocolate…So what better way to give into my cravings than to make Keto Ice Cream Sandwiches with Nui Peanut Butter Cookies and Cocoa You Know Killer Whey! Keto Ice Cream.
This dessert is made with chocolate keto ice cream and soft peanut butter cookies! How delicious looking are those ice cream sandwiches? I wish I could reach through the screen and share them with all of you reading this post. Guess you’ll just have to get yourself some Killer Whey! Keto Ice Cream and Nui Cookies!
When you decide to reduce your carb and sugar intake to start following a Keto or Low Carb, High Fat (LCHF) Diet, you might find that you still crave dessert from time to time. It’s perfectly normal to still want to have a few treats here and there. What’s even better is finding treats that still keep you on track with your Keto or LCHF diet.
Nui Cookies was created in 2016 by Kristoffer and Victor. They both cut sugar out of their diets but still craved cookies. So they went to work creating “the world’s best tasting low carb cookie”. They are “on a...
If you follow food trends in the Paleo/Keto/LCHF world, you’ve probably come across the Carnivore Diet. The Carnivore Diet is exactly what it sounds like….all meat! You eat only meat. And maybe some animal products like dairy and eggs. But no plants, which means no vegetables, no fruit, no grains, and no legumes.
At first, the Carnivore Diet sounds a little crazy, right? How can you only eat meat? Will you be missing out on nutrients from vegetables? What about fiber? Is eating only meat sustainable? Will you get bored?
There are several reasons why a person might decide to follow a Carnivore Diet. For a lot of people, it’s because nothing else has worked.
Most often, it seems people end up doing the Carnivore diet because of chronic gastrointestinal (GI) issues, an autoimmune condition, or even sometimes just to experiment. People with GI issues, like Irritable Bowel Disease (IBS), get so fed up trying to figure out what foods trigger their symptoms, that they end up trying an all meat diet. And guess what? They usually thrive.
The Carnivore Diet is not for everyone though. Not everyone who decides to try the Carnivore...
Who doesn’t love the flavor combo of chocolate and coconut! It seriously makes for one of the best dessert food pairings, especially when you’re following a keto diet. Cocoa You Know Killer Whey! Keto Ice Cream topped with Eating Evolved Keto Cups is absolute perfection!
Eating Evolved Keto Cups come in two flavors - Original and Coffee. The Original is made with 100% cocao, coconut butter, and MCT oil powder. The Coffee flavored one contains 100% cocao, coconut butter, MCT oil powder, and coffee.
The Keto Cups come in individually wrapped packages. Seven keto cups per pouch. Each keto cup has 140 calories, 15 grams of fat, 1 gram of net carbs (4 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber), and 1 gram of protein.
Another great thing about the keto cups is that they are not sweet, which I love! The richness of the coconut butter with the slight bitterness of the cocao makes for a delicious treat on its own. But pair it with Killer Whey!’s Cocoa You Know Keto Ice Cream and you have an exquisite keto dessert.
I froze the Keto Cups before chopping them. Actually, I keep all of my chocolate and treats stashed away in the...
Basic meal planning can be a challenging task for many people. In fact, following a specific meal plan for a Keto Diet or a Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) Diet can feel like a daunting task, especially when you’re first starting the diet.
Honestly, most people find meal planning overwhelming and that’s why it’s difficult to stick with dietary changes. We easily tend to revert back to our old eating habits.
But meal planning doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, implementing a Keto Diet or a LCHF Diet can be one of the easiest eating plans you’ll ever follow. For a quick review, a Keto Diet includes 20-30 grams of carbohydrates a day and a LCHF diet will have 100 grams of carbohydrates a day or less. Use an app like MyFitnessPal to track your carb intake when you’re first starting a Keto or LCHF diet.
When planning meals for a Keto or LCHF Diet, focus on following these basic guidelines:
Eat two to three meals a day.
Include one snack if needed.
Eat 3-4 ounces (20-30 grams) of protein with meals.
Include non-starchy vegetables with meals.
Avoid starchy foods like bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, crackers,...
Another pumpkin spice recipe post! Couldn’t resist! Pumpkin spice is everywhere! And the pumpkin and chocolate flavor combo is on point! These cookies are easy to make. So you need to get some Killer Whey! Keto or Protein chocolate ice cream and make these cookies!
The best thing about these pumpkin spice cream cheese cookies is that they are low carb and keto friendly. Can you believe that there are only 1.4 grams of net carbs per cookie? And they don’t taste like a low carb cookie, promise! These cookies are rich and soft, melt in your mouth type of cookies. You seriously need to make them and then eat them with one of Killer Whey!’s chocolate ice creams.
To make the cookies you’ll need:
Full-fat cream cheese
That’s it! The recipe makes about 42 cookies but you can easily half it if you don’t want that many cookies…. (who would do that, though?)....
It’s officially pumpkin spice season. We’re two weeks into fall and the weather has definitely changed to fall. The trees are trading out their greens for yellows, oranges, and reds before the final drop. And the sun is making its appearance later each morning. Pumpkin spice has its place once the temperature drops. This Keto Pumpkin Spice Milkshake needs to be a part of your fall menu.
There’s no denying the pumpkin spice craze every fall. It’s never going out of style. And it seems that pumpkin spice season is starting earlier and earlier each year. People love their pumpkin spice.
While you can get pumpkin spice flavored anything and everything, a lot of it is artificially flavored. It takes effort to find a pumpkin spice latte or milkshake that uses real pumpkin.
Or you can just make your own pumpkin spice milkshakes and lattes at home using real pumpkin puree. It’s super easy and hardly takes anytime at all.
To make your own real pumpkin spice mixture, you’ll need the...
Okay, so I know that the peaches technically make this “not-a-keto-dessert”. Too many carbs in the peaches for this to stay keto but if you can get your hands on some fresh peaches, I highly recommend that you eat them with Killer Whey! Chilla in Vanilla Keto Ice Cream.
Peach season signals the end of summer and the beginning of fall. I wait all summer for peach season. Fresh peaches have to be one of nature’s best desserts.
I have a very old, very sad looking peach tree in my backyard. Last year it only had three peaches, this year I’d venture to guess it has close to a hundred.
Have you ever eaten peaches and cream? Heavy cream poured over fresh peaches. The peaches with the skin peeled off and thinly sliced. There’s nothing better, except maybe fresh peaches with Killer Whey! Keto Ice Cream. To be honest, it took some serious self-control not to eat the entire pint of vanilla keto ice cream with the peaches. It’s so good.
If you’re following a low carb high fat diet or a keto diet, you’ve probably learned that there’s not much room for fruit in your diet. I don’t eat much fruit. I focus more on eating...
How great is it to try new food products? Especially new keto food products! Keto Brownies are amazing, and the Chocolate Almond Brownie flavor pairs perfectly with PB & Whey Killer Whey! Keto Ice Cream.
I love finding new toppings for Killer Whey! It’s one of the best things when you can find healthy toppings for healthy ice cream.
If you haven’t noticed, Killer Whey! has been making friends at all the keto conferences. It’s great to get first hand access to so many delicious keto and high protein treats that are on the market. And of course, it’s even better when the treats and Killer Whey! pair well together.
Keto Brownies remind me a little bit of a Lara Bar but with much more protein and way less carbs. Keto Brownies have 196 calories, 13 grams of fat, 9 grams of protein, and 6 grams of net carbs. Erythritol and Monk Fruit Extract are used as the sweeteners. The protein blend consists of whey protein isolate, milk protein isolate, and sunflower lecithin. There are also 12 grams of fiber per brownie.
You can purchase Keto Brownies on their website. They also have Keto Blondie Brownies. Yum! I...
One of the main concerns people have about the ketogenic diet is the amount of fat. How can eating 70-80% of your calories from fat be healthy? Isn’t all that fat going to clog your arteries? Doesn’t eating fat make you gain weight? And isn’t obesity linked to heart disease? What about all that saturated fat?
But what does the research say? Below are summaries of three studies that examined fat and heart disease.
A 2004 randomized, controlled trial compared the effects of a low carbohydrate, keto diet program to a low-fat, low-cholesterol, reduced-calorie diet program in 120 overweight volunteers with high cholesterol levels. Those on the low carb diet were told to eat less than 20 grams of carbs a day, given some nutritional supplements, recommended to exercise, and attended group meetings. The low fat group was instructed to eat less than 30% of their calories from fat, less than 300 mg of cholesterol daily, and attended group meetings for 24 weeks. The study tracked the participants: weight, body composition, lipid levels, and diet tolerability.
Conclusion: Of all the participants, 76% of the low carb...
You’ve likely heard that carbohydrates are necessary for the body to use as energy. You might have even heard that your brain needs 130 grams of carbohydrates a day to function. When you eat carbs, your body breaks them down into glucose and your cells use glucose for energy. But what if you’re following a low carb or keto diet and are eating less than 130 grams of carbs a day?
Note that glucose is the easiest fuel for the body to use. It is the quickest source of energy. The body will always revert to burning glucose for fuel when it’s available. When you’re regularly consuming carbohydrates, the body relies on carbs and glucose for energy.
The body also stores glucose in the form of glycogen. Your liver stores 100-120 grams of glycogen and can release glucose for the brain to use as energy and to keep blood sugars stable. Your muscles store 400-500 grams of glycogen, but the body cannot break down muscle glycogen for glucose for the brain. Muscle glycogen is for muscles.
When you are following a low carb or ketogenic diet, the body adapts to burning fat for fuel. The fat the body burns for fuel is...
Can athletes be successful on a keto diet? Can a triathlon thrive on a diet with only 20 grams of carbs a day? You’ve most likely heard that carbohydrates are necessary for energy, so how can you run a marathon without eating carbs. You’ve read about endurance athletes carb loading before events. You’ve seen the all the gels they take during races. How can an athlete consume the majority of their calories from fat and be successful?
Several recent studies have examined the ketogenic diet and athletes. While these are small studies, they have shown that athletes, even endurance athletes, can be successful on the keto diet or a low carb, high fat diet.
A 2017 study of twenty male endurance athletes who normally ate a carbohydrate-based diet, self-selected either a high-carb diet (n=11, 65%CHO /14%PRO /20%FAT) or low carb, keto diet (n=9, 6%CHO /17%PRO /77%FAT). Both groups went through the same training: endurance, strength, and HIIT. The athletes followed the diet for 12 weeks and then completed body composition assessment, 100 km time trial, six second sprint, and critical power test. During the post-intervention...
This might be one of my favorite keto recipes. The walnut crust is literally to die for! Like I might have to use this crust for all of my pies forever and ever. My mind is going crazy thinking of all the different possibilities for fillings, especially with Thanksgiving right around the corner. I’m going to be making so many keto pies. You need to make these keto walnut crust tartlets.
I made these walnut crust keto tartlets using mini muffin tins, but you could use a regular size muffin tin or even make the walnut crust in a pie pan. The mini muffin tins just make the dessert extra cute! I got 24 crusts using the mini muffin tins, so you would get 12 crusts using a regular muffin tin. If you make the keto walnut crust in a pie plate, you’d probably get 8-12 servings, depending on how big you like your slices of pie.
The crust is extremely easy to make, easier than a flour pie crust. This is the ultimate fool-proof pie crust. It is pre-baked. You wouldn’t need to prebake the...
You’ve got to love the flavors of fall. The weather changes and people go from the bright summer flavors of watermelon, barbecues, and salads to hearty stews, pumpkin spice everything, and soul warming beverages. Cinnamon Maple Toasted Coconut Pecans are one of those fall treats that you can’t do without. Pair these pecans with Killer Whey! Keto Ice Cream and now you have one of the best fall desserts.
Who doesn’t love a low carb/keto crunchy topping for ice cream? These pecans are seriously amazing. And they’re super simple to make. They make a delicious snack on their own as well.
To make these low carb keto cinnamon maple toasted coconut pecans, you will need:
Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
Real Maple Syrup
Once you have your ingredients assembled, you whisk the eggs until frothy then add in everything except the pecans and coconut. Fold in the pecans and coconut last. Then place on a baking sheet...
If you’re following a keto diet and want to enjoy a piece of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, this recipe is for you. I’ve made this recipe several times, and it’s always a hit. People don’t even realize that it’s low carb. And it’s simple to make, especially since it’s crustless. This will become your go-to keto pumpkin pie recipe.
Because this keto pumpkin pie is crustless, it hardly takes any time to make. If you would like to make it with a crust, I’d recommend this walnut crust that I used for the Keto Walnut Crust Tartlets.
You can use real pumpkin or canned pumpkin to make this keto pumpkin pie. The original recipe calls for fresh pumpkin but I made it with canned pumpkin because I wanted to keep the recipe super simple.
To make this keto pumpkin pie you will need:
Canned pumpkin puree
Heavy whipping cream
Pumpkin pie spice
Are you following a Keto or Low Carb Diet and worried about staying on track over Thanksgiving? If the answer is “yes”, keep reading for some tips and tricks on "How to Survive Thanksgiving on a Keto Diet."
If you usually go for a traditional Thanksgiving meal, your table will likely be overflowing with high carb foods. On a Keto or Low Carb Diet, you’ll have to say “no” to the mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole, rolls, and pie. Sounds pretty horrible, doesn’t it? No leftover pie for breakfast. No making sandwiches with leftover rolls and turkey. But it doesn't have to be that way!
Don’t get discouraged because you can easily stick to a Keto or Low Carb Diet over Thanksgiving by following these guidelines:
#1 Mindset. Make up your mind that you’re going to stay on track with the Keto/Low Carb Diet. Once you’ve officially made this decision, it will be easier. Accept your choice to avoid the carbs. Don’t let anyone pressure you into eating large servings of carb-heavy foods. Depending on your carb goals, you might eat a few bites here and there of mashed potatoes, a roll, or...
Hopefully you read Keto Diet, Fat and Heart Disease (Part One) and are here because you want more evidence that the amount of fat in the ketogenic diet is not going to increase your risk of heart disease. If you haven’t read Part One, go read it now and then read this article.
For years, recommendations have been to follow a low fat diet. One of the concerns people have about following a ketogenic diet is the amount of fat they will be eating. It’s completely opposite current recommendations. The keto diet is 75-80% of calories from fat.
But what does the research say? Does eating more fat increase your risk of heart disease?
A 2003 study was conducted to determine whether a diet high in saturated fat and low in starch would result in weight loss without having adverse effect on serum lipids in obese nondiabetic patients. This study included 23 obese patients with cardiovascular disease and lasted for six weeks.
Conclusion: All patients in the study lost weight and there were not adverse effects on serum lipid levels (1).
A 2015 randomized, controlled trial examined the effects of a low carb diet versus a...
Do you know how much ice cream is in a serving size? Don’t read ahead. Make a genuine guess! A cup? ¾ of a cup? 2 cups?
Many people are surprised, shocked actually, to find out that a serving size of ice cream is a ½ cup. That means that a pint of ice cream is a total of four servings, not one! And if you ever purchase a half-gallon of ice cream, there are 16 servings in the container.
Now, I will be the first to admit that I have eaten an entire pint of ice on more than one occasion. Sometimes it just happens…. But I tend to set myself up for failure by eating the ice cream directly out of the pint-sized carton instead of scooping myself out a ½ cup serving.
The pint size ice cream containers can be misleading, especially when you’re eating a healthy ice cream. We do eat with our eyes. So much of our relationship with food is a mental and emotional connection. For many people, your brain might automatically justify a larger portion of a perceived “health food”. Because it’s healthy, you reason that you can eat more.
Packaging can also be confusing. Companies want you to buy their products. They want you to feel...
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Today we are returning to court with partners Ecojustice and Living Oceans Society to challenge the federal government’s re-approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
Our lawyers at Ecojustice submitted a motion to the Federal Court of Appeal this morning, asking for leave to launch a judicial review of Cabinet’s decision. We contend that Cabinet failed to comply with its responsibility to protect critically endangered Southern Resident killer whales when it re-approved the project on June 18, 2019.
This is the second time we have appealed to the courts concerning the effects of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on Southern Resident killer whales. We won our first case on Trans Mountain with Living Oceans and Ecojustice in August 2018, when the Federal Court of Appeal struck down Cabinet’s previous approval of the project. Along with a failure of adequate consultation with First Nations, the ruling extinguished the permits that would have allowed construction and forced the National Energy Board to re-evaluate the project’s marine shipping impacts.
Our motion can...
If your New Year’s resolution is to start a Low Carb or Keto Diet, then this article is for you! Any dietary changes can seem overwhelming at first. Some people do better gradually easing into a new way of eating and others prefer going cold turkey when changing their eating habits. In any case, the following tips can help ensure that you successfully start your low carb/keto diet in 2019.
Keto or Low Carb, High Fat (LCHF)
The first step in implementing a low carb/keto diet is to decide if you want to follow a keto diet or a low carb, high fat diet (LCHF). A keto diet means that you will consume 20-30 grams of carbohydrates day. If you feel that a keto diet is too strict, then you might opt for a LCHF diet. A LCHF diet can have anywhere from 30 -100 grams of carbohydrates a day.
Track Your Carbs
When you first start a keto or LCHF diet, the best way to make sure you’re hitting your carbohydrate goals is to track your intake. You don’t have to track your food intake forever but it’s good tool to help make you more aware of your carbohydrate intake. MyFitnessPal is a favorite but any food tracker will work. ...
The keto diet is rapidly growing in popularity around the world. It is being used for weight loss, cognitive health and as an overall lifestyle change. So far we are seeing some seriously awesome benefits to the diet for people trying to maintain a healthy weight and increase cognitive function. The most important parts of the ketogenic diet is the consumption of healthy fats. A popular way to increase healthy fat consumption is by adding medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) to your diet. But what the heck is a medium-chain triglyceride? And, what are the benefits of MCT oil?
According to research done at Compound Solutions, “Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) can be converted to ketones in our liver within minutes of ingestion. Compared to carbohydrates, ketones are considered to be a more rapidly metabolized superior fuel for immediate use by the brain, muscles and other organs. MCTs are metabolized in the mitochondria for energy and provide significant health benefits such as increased energy and performance, weight management, and improved brain function and gut health."
So I can get MCT’s in other products, why would I need...
Fermentation…Gut Health...Probiotics...Paleo...They’re the buzz-words we all see flying around when it comes to fermented foods. We get them, we understand them, but there are a few new ones getting pushy and making themselves heard.
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S: What would be your ideal way to start the day?
A: Wake up, Bondi to Bronte, swim in the ocean with banjo, strong macadamia mylk latte before my day of work begins.
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Bali from PLV has caught up with Greenfleet Australia to talk about some of our sustainability measures as well as give news of some exciting changes coming your way in 2017! Greenfleet is an amazing non-for-profit organisation that has planted over 8.7 million trees!!! PLV is proud to announce we are now partners with Greenfleet and are happy to be supporting their amazing work improving the Australian environment.
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S: Tell us a bit about yourself and your background?
A: I’m Amy, the founder and director of Vege Threads. I’ve been running the brand for 5 years now and it’s now my full time commitment ( in life and work ). I’ve tried to build a business that aligns with my values ( the slow movement and conscious consumerism ) and keep that fluid between work and life. I studied and worked in the fashion industry for many years but the industry wasn’t my passion as it didn’t seem like a sustainable or ethical way to contribute as a career.
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PLV: Run us through your ultimate morning, what is your favourite way to start the day and why?
CHG: I always start my day with 20 minutes of meditation upon waking up. After that, I start my morning with a gut-health supplement mix for my tummy and gastrointestinal tract (for repairing) and then I’m off to train. I love to train in the morning – it’s what sets me up for the day. I do a mix of yoga, pilates, HIIT or weights, to keep my body guessing, strong and flexible
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PLV: Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do?
H: I am the mother of 3, a dietitian by profession and an animal lover at heart. I stopped eating meat as a teenager and decided to forgo all animal products more recently. I have honestly never felt better! Earlier this year I opened Humankind, an online store selling vegan leather bags, shoes and accessories sourced from across the globe.
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PLV: What’s your three favourite crystals and why?
LC: I have always loved natural, unpolished crystals the most – especially Clear Quartz, Amethyst & Citrine. These three are staples to any collection whether you are an expert in crystal healing or just have an interest in them. They are definitely among some of my greatest favourites as they are found in so many beautiful and unique formations. Their colours, shapes and of course positive vibes are just a few reasons I have fallen in love with them! Placing these around your home or workspace will not only help to remove any negativity from the room, but also generate a positive and grounding environment.
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PLV: If you could wake up anywhere in the world, where would It be and why?
TP: Anywhere in nature, with my family! Whenever we go on vacation we love going to destinations by the ocean – there’s something so calming about being by the ocean. I love making memories in the sunshine with my boys!
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PLV: What is your favourite way to start your day?
CCC: Our favourite way to start the day is with a few peeling waves on the logs, followed by coffee and croissants in the sun at our co-working studio The Corner Palm. However more often than not we sleep in and our mornings start with muesli, coffee and chats about what’s on the agenda for the day.
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We know you love the taste of our krauts! But what you may or may not know is that each ingredient has been carefully selected for their health and vitality inducing properties… elevating our jars of fermented goodness from sauerkraut to superkraut!
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