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#4 Guide: Low-Carb Vegetables – The Best and the Worst

What are the best and the worst vegetables to eat on a low-carb diet? Check it out in our #4 most popular new guide of last year:

Low-Carb Vegetables – the Best and the Worst

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#5 Post of 2016 – How to Renew Your Body: Fasting and Autophagy

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Out of more than 1,000, this is the #5 most popular post of 2016.

A few months ago the Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded to the discovery of autophagy. This is a key to making your body new again, or at least newer.

Dr. Jason Fung explains how to use it: Read the post

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#5 Video of 2016 – A Year of Self-Tracking in Nutritional Ketosis

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Our of over 100, this is the #5 most popular low-carb video of 2016.

What would happen if you spent a year eating a very low-carb diet, a ketogenic diet, while tracking all kinds of blood tests and other things? Watch the video

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#5 Low-Carb Fear: Is Low Carb Bad for Exercise?

Exercise and low carbIt’s a common low-carb fear: Is low-carb bad for exercise?

The answer is that low carb can be good, bad, neutral or even fantastic for exercise. It depends.

During the first couple of weeks when you’re switching from a diet rich in carbs to a low-carb diet, your capacity in the gym will most likely go down. This is due to the low-carb flu, but it will pass in one or two weeks.

After a few weeks of adaptation, people often feel at least as good as before when exercising. Especially if they make sure to get enough fluids and salt.

Furthermore, for endurance athletes, there are many benefits to being fat-adapted and eating LCHF. For instance, this is seen in the fact that the two top performers in Tour de France 2016 were on some form of low-carb diet.

However, more carbs are probably needed for non-endurance sports such as sprinting etc. In these cases, it might be a good idea to take in some more carbs on the day when you need to perform, such as during a game day.

 
Watch doctors explain how low carb can be good for exercise

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#5 Guide: Low-Carb Fruits – the Best and the Worst

What are the best and the worst fruits and berries to eat on a low-carb diet? Check out this guide, our #5 most popular guide of last year:

Low-Carb Fruits – the Best and the Worst

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#5 Meal of 2016 – Low-Carb Cauliflower Hash Browns

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This is the #5 most popular low-carb meal of 2016.

These delicious cauliflower pancakes can be enjoyed by themselves or with mayonnaise or a hearty salad, or serve as a side dish, just like hash browns. Full recipe

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#6 Meal of 2016 – Chicken Garam Masala

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Out of about 200 new low-carb recipes this is the #6 most popular meal of 2016.

Chicken, heavy whipping cream, bell peppers and a lot of wonderful spices. It’s so simple to make a delicious chicken garam masala! Perfect weekday food for the whole family. Have a taste

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#6 Post of 2016 – Fat v Carbs on BBC

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Out of more than 1,000, this is the #6 most popular post of 2016.

What happens if you do the exact opposite of what the current dietary guidelines say and what your average physician tells you, and go on a low-carb and high fat diet? That’s what Jamie Owen wanted to figure out in the short BBC documentary “Fat v Carbs”. Watch it

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#6 Guide: Low-Carb Meals

Out of dozens, here’s the #6 most popular low-carb guide of last year.

Are you looking for a delicious low-carb dinner? Here’s our top recipe collection, with gorgeous images, simple instructions and printable recipes.

Low-Carb Meals

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#6 Low-Carb Fear: Nutrient Deficiencies

nutrientsWe’re counting down the top low-carb fears, and this one is #6. Can you get nutrient deficiencies on low carb?

The answer? Probably the opposite. The foods consumed on a low-carb diet are highly nutritious. For example, eggs (a staple for most people on low carb) may provide the most complete nutrition of any food on the planet.

Consider that a complete chicken can be formed from the nutrients inside the egg. There’s no way for the chicken to pop out and get some vitamins while growing in the egg, everything has to be there. And by eating an egg we get all those nutrients.

Meat, fish and vegetables are also highly nutritious foods. And many people eating low carb tend to replace nutrient-poor pasta, rice and potatoes with more nutrient-rich vegetables.

Compared to that, modern flour is more or less devoid of any nutrition whatsoever apart from pure starch. Usually it’s legally required to add vitamins to flour, so that people who eat a lot of it do not get vitamin deficiencies.

On top of that problem, grains like wheat are high in phytic acid that can reduce absorption of many minerals.

Fruit is often thought to be very nutritious. This is a sad misunderstanding. Apart from vitamin C there are very few nutrients in most modern fruit. These days, they are modified to be very sweet and mostly supply nutrients in the form of sugar. Fruit is basically candy from nature, and should probably be eaten in moderation. Juice is of course even worse.

Modern fast food and junk food also contain a lot of calories and not much nutrition. And low-fat products are low in essential fat-soluble vitamins.

Bottom line: Switching from a standard Western diet to a low-carb diet based on real foods is likely to significantly increase the amount of vitamins and minerals you get from your diet.

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