Spinach is great vegetable for a ketogenic diet as it’s bursting with vitamins yet low in carbs. Being high in potassium, spinach can help relieve headaches caused by low levels of electrolytes due to the leto-flu (click here for more tips on fighting the keto-flu!). Its versatility means that it can be enjoyed at every meal without becoming repetitive or boring.
The Aztecs and Mayans revered cacao as a gift from the Gods and in 1735, Swedish botanist, Linnaeus, aptly titled the cacao tree Theobroma cacao, which roughly translates to, “food of the gods”. Today, cacao is equally treasured, the word “cacao” now becoming a buzzword amongst the health conscious. People are making their own chocolate, adding the powder to smoothies, and using the butter both in the kitchen and on their skin.
Cinnamon can be a great addition to a homemade spice blend and to a supplement regime. Here’s why:
Wild Alaskan Sockeye salmon is, without doubt, my favourite fish due to its unbeatable nutritional profile and delicious taste. If money were no object I would happily eat it for breakfast, lunch, and supper. In reality, I treat myself to a fillet or two at weekends.
Not only do these tiny seeds add a gently spiced, nutty flavour to dishes, they also provide a host of health benefits. Here’s why I eat them most days:
The effects of coffee consumption have been the focus of many studies. I was keen to research why I experienced both positive and negative effects when drinking coffee and found it to be dependent on such factors as current health, the quality of the beans, and the time of drinking.