PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING

Hello Forumites! However well-intentioned, for the safety of other users we ask that you refrain from seeking or offering medical advice. This includes recommendations for medicines, procedures or over-the-counter remedies. Posts or threads found to be in breach of this rule will be removed.

Clean Eating in 2024, trying old recipes and hunting down special offers.

13567

Comments

  • catz4m8z
    catz4m8z Posts: 120 Forumite
    Name Dropper First Post First Anniversary
    well, if it works for you....
    I couldnt do low carb.  I dont eat many starchy carbs but do love my fruit and veg!
  • MrsStepford
    MrsStepford Posts: 1,593 Forumite
    First Anniversary First Post Name Dropper
    Pre-COPD, Husband used to make mash with cauliflower and broccoli and
     called it broccauli mash. Pre-Brexit, Morrisons helpfully sold packs of organic broccoli and cauliflower florets, from France, but haven't seen them in years. He does still make mash using swede, celeriac, fennel and carrot combinations with butter or cream or crème fraîche or soft cheese.

    It can be a challenge to find organic celeriac, fennel and swede in any supermarket but Milk & More often has them. Organic carrots are usually cheaper in Aldi and Lidl. 

    As for fruit, berries are a go to for low carbers. They also appear on the American Institute for Cancer Research list of foods which battle cancer, based on their own research. Apples are supposed to be good for people with COPD. I found a study mentioned, which increased lung function by 143ml after regular daily consumption of apples. Bromelain in pineapple is supposed to thin mucus. 

    It's important to research the background of the doctors who have YouTube channels. Doctor Sten Ekberg, Dr Josh Axe, Doctor Eric Berg and Doctor Steve Mundell are basically chiropractors and the like. They don't have MD after their names.

    Some people get the Doctor title because they have postgraduate qualifications. Doctor Ancel Keys, whose terrible research led to the whole low fat thing, wasn't a medical doctor or a nutritionist. He lived to be 100 by ignoring his own guidelines, moving to Italy and eating a Mediterranean diet.

    Doctor Mehmet Oz, Doctor Ken Berry and Doctor Steven Gundry are medical doctors, so are Doctor Jason Fung and Doctor William Li. However, medical students don't get many lectures on nutrition so the average GP doesn't know much about food. 


  • MrsStepford
    MrsStepford Posts: 1,593 Forumite
    First Anniversary First Post Name Dropper
    Husband has been told that he can work from home one day per week. 😀 This means that he will be around to wrangle deliveries, which is useful. Last Costco box I had, was almost bigger than me and wouldn't go through the front door !

    I have spent some time watching YouTube videos from cookbook author Bobby Parrish of FlavCity. He travels around supermarkets in Chicago and Florida, picking out the best foods. One of his favourites is Costco and some of the foods he praises, can be found in the UK Costco stores or online.

    Chosen Foods 100% Avocado Oil 1 litre 11.99
    Season Imported Skinless & Boneless Sardines in Olive Oil 6 x 125g 8.99
    Kirkland 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 litres 15.49 (this is the olive oil which Bobby Parrish uses in his own kitchen) 
    Kirkland Organic Coconut Water Not From Concentrate 12 x 330ml 11.59 3.3g carbs per 100ml

    I'm sure that I will find more.

    Our own finds include:
    Valfrutta Organic Chopped Tomatoes 12 x 400g 9.49
    Filippo Berio Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1.5 litres 14.99
    Linwoods Organic Flaxseed 1kg 9.49

    One I want to try is Acetum Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with The Mother. 2 x 1 litre, 5.79 Raw, unfiltered and gluten-free. We use Braggs at the moment and it's double the price. If you like Braggs, cheapest place to buy it that we have found is Savers. 





  • MrsStepford
    MrsStepford Posts: 1,593 Forumite
    First Anniversary First Post Name Dropper
    edited 8 January at 8:35PM
    Second time of trying as the post disappeared into the ether..

    Protermars air-dried meat snacks are made in Saffron Walden. They are available via The Range for home delivery, not in-store.  The air-dried Crispy Pork Snacks cost 16.50 for 6 x 25g bags with free shipping.

    However, bought from Protermars the same quantity costs 12.99, also with free shipping
    https://protermars-snacks.co.uk

    Nothing artificial, just air-dried chicken, beef or pork. No potatoes at all. Gluten-free, low carb. Our favourite is the pork which I would describe as tasting like crunchy, less salty Parma ham with quite a delicate flavour. The chicken variety tastes more like chicken flavour crisps.
  • MrsStepford
    MrsStepford Posts: 1,593 Forumite
    First Anniversary First Post Name Dropper
    Wild fish at Iceland..

    It used to be the case that wild fish on sale at Iceland, specified the ocean area in which the fish had been caught. This doesn't happen now. In recent years the bags say 'Produced and Packed in China'. Bobby Parrish of FlavCity won't buy wild fish processed in China, as he says they don't meet USDA standards. It's not just Iceland, the Chinese processing is happening at other supermarkets too.

    Atlantic Cod and Atlantic Salmon are breeds of fish. It's misleading to display that on bags of frozen fish in my view, because shoppers in a hurry will just assume that the cod and salmon have been swimming around in the Atlantic. 

    Iceland Wild Pink Salmon Fillets, which I used to buy a lot, don't now specify where they are supposedly caught. They are processed and packed in China and for the first time today, I noticed the presence of triphosphates as a stabiliser. Why does a wild fish, caught, filleted and frozen at sea, need a stabiliser ? Unless.. it isn't wild caught.

    The colour is a clue. Wild salmon is much darker. Wild Fish Discovery sockeye and keta salmon are more red than pink and less flabby looking. The price is another clue. Sainsbury's sells two Wild Fish Discovery sockeye salmon fillets (230g) for 7.50 and Iceland sells a 330g bag of wild pink salmon fillets for 3.50 or three bags for £10




        
  • JIL
    JIL Posts: 8,687 Forumite
    First Anniversary Name Dropper Photogenic First Post
    tooldle said:

    Some people get the Doctor title because they have postgraduate qualifications. Doctor Ancel Keys, whose terrible research led to the whole low fat thing, wasn't a medical doctor or a nutritionist. He lived to be 100 by ignoring his own guidelines, moving to Italy and eating a Mediterranean diet.

    Doctor Mehmet Oz, Doctor Ken Berry and Doctor Steven Gundry are medical doctors, so are Doctor Jason Fung and Doctor William Li. However, medical students don't get many lectures on nutrition so the average GP doesn't know much about food. 


    The title of Doctor, comes from holding a Doctoral Degree (level 8) and this goes back a considerable number of years (13th century I think). Medical degrees are Batchelor Degrees  (medicine and surgery MBBCH) and do not confer a title. The use of Dr for physicians is very recent and a courtesy title. Some medics will undertake a doctoral degree through their career but, certainly not common in my experience. 
    Always a little weird I think, when the general public assumes a person with the title of Dr is a medic i.e. a person holding a lower level qualification. 
    So many conspiracy theories on the internet regarding covid, backed by drs and their respective PhD is nothing to do with the factual subject. 
    Anyone can write anything on the internet.
    We do need to be really careful about where we get out information from.
    You would not get a plumber to rewire your house, because he is a tradesman. 
    Peer reviewed studies, are the ones with credence.
Meet your Ambassadors

Categories

  • All Categories
  • 343.1K Banking & Borrowing
  • 250.1K Reduce Debt & Boost Income
  • 449.7K Spending & Discounts
  • 235.2K Work, Benefits & Business
  • 607.9K Mortgages, Homes & Bills
  • 173K Life & Family
  • 247.8K Travel & Transport
  • 1.5M Hobbies & Leisure
  • 15.9K Discuss & Feedback
  • 15.1K Coronavirus Support Boards