Keto Lie #6: Food quality is not important. It’s all about reducing insulin and avoiding carbs

People in Ketoland like to point out that ‘there is no such thing as an essential carbohydrate‘.   However, while this is technically true, it’s irrelevant when you understand that the amount of essential dietary fats that you require is tiny (i.e. 1.6 g of omega-3 and 4.6 g of omega 6 PUFAs or less than …

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Plant Protein vs Animal Protein. Are all proteins created equal?

I sometimes hear the phrase “animal protein” used as a derogatory term, as if there’s something inherently bad about them.  But, are memes like this perpetuating an ethical paradigm or belief system rather than promoting human health or sustainability?  Is there any difference between ‘animal protein’ and ‘plant protein’?  Or are amino acids just more …

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Omega 3 Foods: A Practical Guide

Benefits of omega 3 fatty acids in your body  Omega 3s are a family of essential fatty acids that: promote a healthy heart,  reduce inflammation,  improve the functioning of your nervous system,  promote neurotransmitter balance,  relieve depression, schizophrenia, ADHD, autism,  improve sleep, and  help to balance hormones.  Omega 3 deficiency symptoms   A low intake of …

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Calcium Foods: A Practical Guide

What does calcium do in your body?   Adequate calcium is required for healthy development and maintenance of your bones and teeth, muscle contraction, blood clotting, and nerve transmission.   Calcium is essential for children as they grow and develop.  Children who don’t get enough calcium may not grow to their full potential height or may develop …

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