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

nutrient density vs satiety graph of foods

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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Is a Vegan Diet Healthy? Why chasing nutrients might be more important.

Will the debate around eating plants vs animals ever end?  Ever since Cain and Abel, people have been zealous about their chosen way of eating.  But when religious beliefs, ethical conviction, environmental sustainability and big business align around food, they are a force to be reckoned with.  Most people agree that we should avoid highly …

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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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The eight nutrients you need for optimal immune function (and the foods and meals that actually contain them)

With Coronavirus (COVID-19) looming large, we are certainly living in interesting times!   With no vaccine on the horizon for many months or years, it’s more important than ever to prioritise foods that contain the nutrients that your immune system needs to fight off COVID-19 when you are exposed.  Data from China indicates that those who …

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The Optimal Nutrient Intake Score: Your ultimate measure of diet QUALITY (regardless of quantity)

Ever wished someone would create a single score to measure quality, ensure you are getting the essential nutrients you need (rather than just avoiding “bad foods”) and help you manage satiety, so you don’t need to worry so much about food quantity? I give you the Optimal Nutrient Score! Overview This article defines how we …

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