‘Sugar-free’ chocolate is everywhere… With the rise of diabetes, companies have seen the gap and filled it. However, the ingredients used in most of these major brands (especially the ones dominating the shelves in Dubai and the UAE) mean that it still has a significant GI impact, making it both an unsafe choice for diabetics, and a trap for people aiming to stay in ketosis or very low carb.
The protein bar scene in the UAE is huge… With the ever-growing gym culture, these have become a regular sight in virtually every supermarket in the UAE, Certainly in Dubai. Lined up next to the checkout counters, these bars seem to scream,’Pick me, I’m a healthy option!’ Many of them also claim to be low carb! But how far are we to trust these claims?
As the research builds on the dramatic deleterious effects of vegetable oils on our bodies, we simply cannot ignore these damaging foods any longer. In this vital episode, we talk about how vegetable oils available in the UAE, Dubai and the world over are processed, and discuss how their extremely high PUFA (polyunsaturated fat) count means that they are highly susceptible to oxidization.
Bone Broth! If you aren’t drinking it yet then you clearly aren’t familiar with its semi-magical properties! Bron turns Lee into a bone broth believer in Podcast Episode 6 - Bone Broth Benefits. Since this time we have only become more avid fans of bone broth and ensure we include it regularly in our diets! A perfect compliment to any healthy keto, low carb, paleo or generally real food meal plan.⠀
In Podcast Episode 3, About Testing, we discuss all keto-related testing and why we believe it’s important. We first discuss the relevant biomarkers to test when beginning a ketogenic diet, and why these particular ones are important. We talk about there being no one size fits all solution to health.⠀ We discuss the importance of being able to test your ketones if reaping the benefits of ketosis is important to you.
Ketosis beyond the weight loss. In this clip Lee and Bron chat about why, when there are so many effective methods to lose weight, ketosis stands out from the crowd. A healthy keto meal plan has been a clear route to success for many years, although the science is only now starting to catch up! A blast from the bast in the history of keto in Dubai!