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The Great Canadian Cauliflower Crisis

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There is a crisis in low-carb land – a cauliflower crisis.

As we mentioned earlier, The US has been suffering a great cauliflower shortage and now there’s a Canadian cauliflower crisis too. The price of cauliflower has skyrocketed as growers can’t keep up with growing demand in the midst of bad weather conditions.

Why the growing demand? Well cauliflower is a highly popular part of low-carb and Paleo dishes, instead of rice or pasta. It’s perhaps the #1 most popular vegetable for low-carb chefs.

CNBC: $5 a Head: The Great Canadian Cauliflower Crisis

The price of cauliflower heads have gone up by roughly 140%, and Canadians have taken to Twitter, expressing their dislike of this particular trend.

When the crisis is over, you should try these delicious recipes:

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There’s a Cauliflower Shortage in the US – Guess Why?

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Cold weather in certain growing areas and the popularity of low-carb/paleo diets have resulted in a severe US cauliflower shortage. The shortage is predicted to last well into January.

The proliferation of paleo and low-carb diets promoting the use of cauliflower hasn’t helped matters; cauliflower is now sometimes used as a rice or potato substitute or to form pizza crust

Quartz: There’s a Cauliflower Shortage in the US, and It’s Making Prices Skyrocket

Do you have cauliflower at home? Try these delicious dishes:

Cauliflower recipes

Curry Chicken with Cauliflower RiceCurry Chicken with Cauliflower Rice4.5 out of 5 stars5 star70%4 star20%3 star5%2 star0%1 star5%60 ratings60 Moderate low carbModerate low carbFat77%Protein17%Carbs7%13 g carbs / serving Easy 5 + 25 m5 minutes preparation25 minutes cooking timeCauliflower Lasagna à la Low CarbCauliflower Lasagna à la Low Carb3.8 out of 5 stars5 star54%4 star8%3 star16%2 star8%1 star11%59 ratings59 Moderate low carbModerate low carbFat69%Protein23%Carbs8%12 g carbs / serving Medium 30 + 45 m30 minutes preparation45 minutes cooking timeLow-Carb Cauliflower MashLow-Carb Cauliflower Mash4.1 out of 5 stars5 star51%4 star24%3 star15%2 star2%1 star6%45 ratings45 Moderate low carbModerate low carbFat78%Protein15%Carbs7%6 g carbs / serving Easy 10 + 5 m10 minutes preparation5 minutes cooking time

Cauliflower RiceCauliflower Rice4.1 out of 5 stars5 star57%4 star17%3 star7%2 star14%1 star3%28 ratings28 Strict low carbStrict low carbFat0%Protein0%Carbs0%8 g carbs / serving Easy 5 + 5 m5 minutes preparation5 minutes cooking timeBroccoli and Cauliflower in CheeseBroccoli and Cauliflower in Cheese4.2 out of 5 stars5 star50%4 star26%3 star16%2 star3%1 star3%30 ratings30 Moderate low carbModerate low carbFat72%Protein19%Carbs9%8 g carbs / serving Easy 5 + 12 m5 minutes preparation12 minutes cooking time

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Canada Is Out of Butter

Canada is facing a butter shortage going into the holiday season. This due to a smart consumer shift from margarine to real butter:

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Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, M.D.

Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt is a Swedish medical doctor specialized in family medicine. He now runs the fast-growing health site DietDoctor.com as the founder and owner, together with 16 co-workers.

Obesity is “Exploding” in Europe, Except in This Country

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Yesterday saw some frightening headlines about obesity being about to “explode” in Europe.

The headlines are based on a new WHO report on the spread of obesity in Europe. Sweden – my country – is among the leanest of European countries today, with 14 percent of the population classified as “obese”.  But the report predicts a major increase in obesity over the next two decades, to 26 percent.

The big problem is that the report is apparently based on the situation in 2010 (five years ago!!) for the prognosis. Perhaps this is because it’s difficult to find reliable newer statistics for all European countries.

However, something seems to have happened in Sweden in the last five years. Look at the numbers in the graph above, the blue line is from official Swedish statistics, the red line is the WHO projection from the 2010 numbers.

Something seems to have happened. As if by pure coincidence the obesity epidemic took off in Sweden by the end of the 80s, with the fear of fat. Our national low-fat labeling was adopted in 1989 and seems to mark the beginning of the obesity epidemic.

In recent years, as butter sales have broken records and LCHF has been by far the most popular weight loss method that Swedes have turned to – since then the obesity epidemic has slowed down. For the last two years the numbers are actually going down.

We can’t say anything certain about the cause of these figures. But it’s clear that WHO’s prognosis is already outdated when it comes to developments in Sweden. Something has happened in the last five years.

It will be exciting to see what the future holds. Will Sweden be the first country to reverse the obesity epidemic? If so, who will follow?

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How Losing Weight With LCHF Helps Save Children’s Lives in Amazonas

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How can losing weight with LCHF help to save children’s lives in Amazonas? The other day I received a fantastic story from Cate – the woman on the wing of the airplane above. Continue Reading →
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LCHF in Danish

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Denmark is the black sheep of Scandinavia when it comes to old-fashioned fear of fat. Sweden, Norway and Finland enjoy good LCHF-food so much that we have experienced recent butter shortages. Meanwhile Denmark is hopelessly behind, and has even started taxing saturated fat.

Here’s some help. A reader translated my beginners guide to Danish:

I added the link to the page LCHF for beginners.

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Low Carb Winning in Sweden

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Unbelievable times in Sweden right now, low carb has never been this popular. Lara Dolson may be right:

Is Sweden Leading Other Countries to Give up Carbs?

Just this week these three things happened:

  • The biggest news show reported on a new survey ordered by the government agency behind the official low fat guidelines. It showed that three percent of Swedes thought that eating large amounts of fat was good for your health. Another 29 percent did not think that fat should be avoided any more. So one in three Swedes like fat now! The old fear of fat is melting away.

It’s crazy. I haven’t even mentioned yet that the highest medical authority in Sweden, the National Board of Health, late last year started recommending a “modest” low carb diet for diabetics. More on that later!

We’ve even had a butter shortage recently. And low carb books are currently outselling all other health books by far. Low carb is winning in Sweden.

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Buy Car, Get Butter

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How’s it going with the Norwegian butter shortage situation? This recent offer from a Norwegian paper might be a clue:

Buy a new Audi R8 for 2 million Norwegian crowns ($360K) and you get a pound of butter for free.

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Black-Market Butter is Becoming Expensive in Norway

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Photo: Ole-Martin Grav / VG

More and more bizarre stories are arriving from low-carb-eating Norway. How about smuggling butter and selling it on the black market for about $70 a pound? This is not a joke, it’s apparently already happened. The picture above shows smuggled butter being confiscated recently.

In Sweden the butter shortage that plagued us during the fall is now under control, due to increased imports. But who knows what will happen in 2012? The world’s production of butter may need to be increase to satisfy the ever-increasing Scandinavian demand. And what will happen as more countries stop fearing natural fat?

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