This month’s newsletter is a follow-up to last month where I discussed the neurological benefits of The Ketogenic Diet. This month I will discuss the why and how-to of The Ketogenic Diet.
The World’s Oldest Diet
Many people are finding health benefits by abandoning their fear of fats and enjoying great tasting and nutrient-rich foods like eggs, bacon, avocados, cheese, meats and unlimited vegetables. This way of eating is enjoying resurgence as it is much like the way our hunter-gatherer ancestors naturally ate. Basically it is a high fat, moderate protein, and low carb diet. On a more fundamental level it is our oldest weight maintenance diet.
The secret ingredient in this decadent mousse is creamy, delicious avocado. Avocados are nutrient dense and full of protein, fiber, potassium, vitamins K, E, B, and omega 3 fatty acids. Our chocolate avocado mousse also has the antioxidant benefits of the ingredients cocoa and coconut. So indulge and enjoy every delightful spoonful!
Homemade bone broth is simple yet incredibly healing. Its health benefits include skin, muscle, bone, joint, brain, eye, and gut health. Bone broth has been used for generations to support immune function, detoxify the liver and kidneys, and improve digestion. Our recipe may be used as a soup stock or taken up to four times daily for overall wellness. Enjoy.
5 pounds of bones*
3 quarts filtered tap water
6 tablespoons. apple cider vinegar
Organic vegetables and herbs to taste (optional)
*Local, free range, grass fed, organic bones (beef, chicken, venison, or turkey)
Olive Oil. Prized since antiquity (original Olympic winners were awarded jugs of it), olive oil is imperative in Mediterranean cookery, especially when it comes to preparing vegetables. Rich in monounsaturated fat and (in extra-virgin types) antioxidant polyphenols; many believe its wide use throughout the Mediterranean explains much of that region’s low heart disease rates.
Tomatoes. It’s hard to believe these now-ubiquitous orbs weren’t native to the Mediterranean region (grazie, Columbus); they’re staples in every cook’s larder, fresh, canned and in paste form. Tomatoes are packed with vitamin C and lycopene, a heart-protective antioxidant that may also help prevent some cancers (particularly prostate). Plus they’re versatile enough to enjoy every day.
Shrimp. Wherever Mediterraneans live close to the sea, seafood is a staple protein in their diets; any and all kinds of shellfish and fish are celebrated, often several in the same dish. While fattier types like tuna supply heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, lean specimens like shrimp, squid and sea bass provide ample protein, niacin and selenium.
Mediterranean-style eating helps balance blood sugar and hormone levels, fights adrenal fatigue, prevents ups and downs in energy and mood, and promotes weight loss. Above all, it's a heart-healthy way to eat for the rest of your life.
HOW TO EAT