Wheat Toast – Simple yet incredibly effective; this is my go-to on my way out the door to the gym! Greek Yogurt – Great source of protein and carbs without as much sugar as regular yogurt.
Oatmeal – Great complex carb that sticks with you and gives you energy throughout your workout! Sweets and confectionery – Sweets are incredibly high in sugar, high fructose corn syrup, colourings, flavourings and preservatives.
High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) – fructose is not metabolised the same way as glucose is. Seed oils – We have been told for so long to avoid cholesterol and to use seed oils such as canola, sunflower, soybean oil, corn oil and other seed oils instead, but they are high in Omega 6 which causes inflammation throughout the body.
Breakfast cereals– read my entire post on cereals, and why if you understand what is wrong with cereals you will understand what is wrong with modern food production. Low Fat Foods- when fat is removed from products, sugar or HFCS is added as a cheap alternative. Oily Fish – incredibly high in Omega 3 fatty acid which helps reduce inflammation, improves brain function, heart health, skin health, and joint health.
Nuts and seeds – are little bundles of fibre, vitamins and trace elements, especially zinc, magnesium and selenium. Coconut oil – is a wonderful source of medium chain triglycerides which help produce ketones, energy and increases weight loss.
I absolutely agree, it is hard to begin with, and yes it will take time to adjust, find new recipes, and to think differently, but once you start, you are making a real change for you and your families health. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. So in moderation fresh fruits, extra virgin olive oil, legumes, white rice (Asians live on this for a long time and didn’t have problems until now).
What a great little video too, loved the entire article but I am pleased I don’t use canola oil after seeing that! Eating right during pregnancy ensures your growing lil one gets all the good stuff she needs for healthy development. Whether you’re planning a party or a lazy afternoon dedicated to quality time with your Xbox, the truth remains: You gotta eat. These are like tacos, but you don’t have to worry about the filling falling onto your keyboard during your next raid on Stormwind.
A healthier alternative to the candy bar, these snacks range in flavors, come individually wrapped for convenience, and require little to no preparation.
As the name implies, these are the less dignified counterparts to the spicy tuna roll, no chopsticks needed. Now that we’ve taken care of the vittles, there’s nothing to hold you back from a marathon of gameplay.
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This page is home to the 10 best foods to eat in Maremma, Italy: wonderful local speciality dishes from an undiscovered and stunning rural land in Tuscany and Lazio where home cooked food still follows the seasons. Over dinner one night I asked my Italian partner what were his top ten favourite foods in Maremma in the hope that I could compile his and mine together into a top ten list, but it didn't quite work out that way!
His choices, even under coercion, where so different from mine that we have a selection of both of our choices here and another ten on the next page! Here then is the first page of the 10 best foods to eat in this very special part of Italy. Late October to early November sees the first press of olive oil in Maremma: the best olive oil in Italy! And for the simplest of bruschetta recipes, rub the toast with a clove of raw garlic, drizzle the olive oil generously over it, and then sprinkle salt and pepper to your taste. This is one of my partners real favourites and I have to admit it took me along time to succumb to trying it many years ago as the idea of dipping things in oil just didn't go well eating healthily etc, even though I admit that I pile my sandwiches with mayonnaise. Pour a generous quantity of your extra virgin olive oil into a tiny ceramic bowl - they make them especially for the job here in Maremma - add "aceto balsamico" (balsamic vinegar) - although Fabio doesn't! From the beginning of March - and into early April if you are lucky - you will find wild asparagus growing in the hedgerows along the country lanes and around the perimeter of the woodlands in Maremma.
Not many of ours, however, make it all the way home as there are little (and large!) fingers that seem to eat as many as they put in the basket.
If you happen to be in Maremma in March and fancy finding your own asparagus, just keep an eye out for parked cars along the lanes with no one in them: you will find the occupants not far away at a good picking spot. Maremma is Tuscany at the sea, with over 250 kilometres of coastline with the Tyrrhenian and Ligurian seas stretching into the Regions of Lazio and Roma. This dish is from Livorno, a coastal city and port to the north of Maremma and from which Maremma Livornese gets its name.
It is sometimes served with fresh Tuscan bread accompanied by raw cloves of garlic for you to rub onto the bread before eating.
Serve it as an after dinner dish at home with friends and you will start something that everyone will thank you for over and over again.
Cantuccini biscuits as they are also called are traditional Tuscan biscotti, packed full of almonds and twice cooked. This easy almond biscotti recipe is our Nonna's (Italian grandmothers) and makes the very best Cantucci. Difficult to find in restaurants and shops outside of the area of either of these two Tuscan hill towns, but you can sometimes find it at the handmade food stalls during wine and food festivals. I have no doubt that if you have visited or live in Maremma and are reading this then you will have some favourites of your own.


Many people don’t realize it, but what you take into your body before and after your workout are almost just important as the workout itself. A slice of whole-wheat bread with some low-fat cheese provides a great mix of protein and complex carbs.
Great mix of carbs from the rice (brown is more-loaded than white) with protein from the chicken. The magic number is usually 30-45 minutes before a workout; wait a little longer if you just threw down a heavier meal. Just watch the video at the end of this post, to see how canola oil is made, extracted, bleached, boiled and refined. No matter where the sugar comes from it will raise your insulin, increase your appetite, stop fat burning and increase fat production and affect your cholesterol profile.
Highly processed meats contain nitrites and nitrates which are controversial as the research hasn’t come to a clear conclusion.
How companies turn cheap grains into socially acceptable cereals, packed with sugar and fortified.
It is full of saturated fat, so when the low fat myth and cholesterol myth is perpetuated, poor old butter is off the menu.
Some nuts are higher in carbs than others, so if your weight loss has stopped, just be careful which nuts you are consuming, avoid cashews as they are the highest in carbs.
95% of your serotonin (happiness hormone) and 70% of the cells that make up our immune system are found in the gut. Low in carbs and fructose, but incredibly high in antioxidants, fibre, vitamins and minerals. They were fit and active and lived on real food not bombarded with processed carbs everyday. When you decide to give up carbs, sugar and wheat, Ditch The Carbs shows you just how easy and nutritious it is. And if you're dealing with morning — or all-day — sickness, certain healthy eats can be hard to stomach.
Trying to eat a plateful of shrimp scampi might be delectable, but add a console controller or keyboard to the mix and it’s more than a little cumbersome. In fact, legend has it that the Fourth Earl of Sandwich did not want to stop gambling to eat a proper meal with knives and forks. There are new lands to discover, armors to enchant, soul gems to fill, and records to be broken.  It’s time to get your game on, and that dragon shout isn’t going to learn itself!
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That way I was able to include most of our favourites with those of other members of our family who joined in the debate!!
And there is nothing more sublime than the simplest of ways of eating it, drizzled either on slices of fresh or toasted Tuscan bread (plural because one is just not enough!). Our local olive oil has quite an intense and piquant flavour, so I don't add the salt and pepper.
The smaller ones I have to admit do taste wonderful raw and what better bliss is there than taking a long walk in the fresh spring air and teaching your young ones about foods by searching for them? I just wish I could cook it like my Italian relatives and the chef at our local restaurant does! Here you will find wonderful fresh seafood dishes from the catch of the day and none is more traditional than Cacciucco Livornese: a mixed fish stew.
But I prefer Nonna's (our grandmother's) take on the recipe and the traditional Livornese way, where she toasts the bread, rubs it with the garlic cloves - just like making bruschetta - lines the bowls with the bread and piles on the stew. Delicious anytime of the with a cup of coffee or tea, but especially wonderful when eaten traditionally dipped in the fortified sweet Italian wine Vin Santo. The recipe is very local and reflects the ancient mixing of Maremma and Jewish cuisines when Jewish families settled in Maremma from Siena, Rome and Florence to flea Popal persecution in the mid-sixteenth century.
If you do see it, don't miss the opportunity: the pastry (actually an unleavened dough made from flour, sugar and white wine) forms a hard outer coating to the rich and very sweet filling made with honey, walnuts, orange rind and nutmeg. To find out about the other Slow Food Presidia foods and other speciality Maremma dishes, go to the main Maremma Food page (link below). Tell me what your 10 best foods to eat in Maremma are using the form below and I will add them to this guide as your recommendation. Exercising on a full stomach can slow you down and even cramp you up if not given ample time to digest. Fructose causes visceral fat (that dangerous tummy fat that surrounds your organs) and raises LDL and triglycerides (potent predictors of heart disease).
So don’t think that honey, dried fruit, maple syrup or agave (90% fructose so is actually just a natural HFCS) is any healthier. Look at the carb content of regular cream cheese 4% compared to low fat cream cheese which is 15% carbs. They are little powerhouses of nutrition and incredibly filling. They contain almost every nutrient required, full of protein, good fat, Vitamins A, B2, B5, B12, E, zinc, folate, selenium, calcium, iron, potassium, manganese. Studies are now linking coconut oil with the prevention and improvement of alzheimer’s disease. I think we all agree that organic, grass fed, free range food is best, but realistically, that is out of so many peoples reach, especially the people who need help the most.
However, I find your advice and guidelines very helpful and practical so I am sticking with it. You might be surprised that some of the best foods to eat while you're expecting aren't what you expect and might already be some of your favorite things to nosh! The following list includes a few common suggestions, but also adds some nom-nom anomalies (nom-nomalies?).


Cut up some fresh carrot sticks and set them alongside some sugar snap peas and ranch dressing. Stay away from the greasier recipes, though.  Your guild members won’t appreciate your slippery digits when it’s time to battle a boss. Instead, he had his meat brought to him between two slices of bread, and that was the beginning of what we now call the “sandwich.” Thankfully, you don’t need a gambling addiction to appreciate this tasty morsel. But, like wines, the aroma and flavour of the oil produced from each grove is influenced by its terroir - the soil, the geography, and geology - so you may find that a little pepper is just perfect for your olive oil. Then dip in your prepared raw vegetables and eat accompanied by some freshly sliced bread.
A perfect authentic Italian dessert to end a meal with your friends and family that is so so simple to make at home. You won't need much as it is very sweet: a perfect treat to sustain a walk through the Etruscan Vie Cave that join the two towns. If they are dishes at your favourite restaurant in Maremma, tell me which one and I'll include a mention so that visitors can seek them out and try them for themselves.
After all the years I have lived here it never ceases to surprise me or bring a smile to my face. Just like putting the incorrect fuel in your vehicle can be damaging so to can incorrectly fueling your workout actually bring you down from where you have the potential to be.
If you’re an afternoon workout person, substitute the egg whites for some sliced turkey for your protein!
If you don’t have 30-45 minutes, a small snack (like most of those listed above) is a lot better than doing it on an empty stomach. Modern wheat in particular, has been bred to be knee high (so it is easier and cheaper to harvest) and bred to be disease resistant. It is used by the food industry as a cheap ingredient and has a relatively high sweetness 1.7 x glucose.
If you do want processed meats such as bacon or salami, go for the brand which has the fewest ingredients. By removing the fat, you also remove the fat soluble vitamins such as Vitamin A, D, E and K. How many times have you said you wish you started a diet a year ago because now you would be 10kg lighter or 50kg lighter?
Stay on track with your health and your growing baby's development by adding these healthy eats to your daily diet. Do the snack before with a bigger meal after. Fuel your body properly before your next workout and take your results to a whole new level! Food manufacturers try to hide High Fructose cron Syrup, so it may appear on the nutrition panel as corn syrup, HFCS, Glucose-Fructose, Isoglucose, High Fructose Maize Syrup. Yes there may be a small amount of nutrition in these compared to sugar, but many people tend to go overboard on them thinking they are a healthy alternative.
Buy the products which have the highest meat content, for example sausages should be at least 80% meat. Eggs contain choline which is essential for cell membrane structure, methylation, precursor for the production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, choline can protect the liver from certain types of damage and reduces levels of homocysteine (raised levels are linked with cardiovsascular disease). So start eating eggs again, and plenty of them.
Go and buy the cheap eggs, the cheap cuts of meat, the fatty meats (which are actually the healthiest), go to the cheap vegetables shops, stock up at the butchers and shop around.
If your daily exercise routine consists of thumb twiddling and the occasional victory dance upon slaying an opponent, chances are you need to work on your strength and fortitude stats IRL.
Milling grains removes most of the nutrients, can be bleached with various chemicals, then is fortified with artificial nutrients.
The small amount of nutrients they contain, is not enough to outweigh the damage sugar does to our bodies. Good fat improves our cholesterol profile and good fat is nutritious and necessary for good brain health. Eat more natural yogurt, full of live bacteria is a fabulous way to restore the flora in your gut.
Wheat contains gluten, gliadins, amylopectins and other proteins which cause leaky gut syndrome.
But that will change and we are making plans to see Italy again next year and Maremma is on the top of our to do list. Simple carbs are broken down easily and readily absorbed thereby providing you with a great energy boost right out of the gates (simple carbs are like paper in a fire – go up quickly and burn hot but not very long). Wheat consumption is associated with memory loss, arthritis, T2 diabetes, depression, heart disease and alzheimers. Margarine is made from vegetable oils, which are often hydrogenated (to extended the shelf life and make liquid oils spreadable) and contain a number of colours and emulsifiers. After taking a course of antibiotics, consider taking a probiotic to restore the good bacteria. Complex carbs take a little longer to be metabolized and therefore their energy kicks on a little later in the workout (complex carbs are like wood on a fire – slow and steadily consistent for a lot longer). By going grain free, you will be amazed at your weight loss, reduction of puffiness around the face, heal your gut, absorb more nutrients and feel amazing. A McDonalds family meal easily costs $30 for a family of 5, for $30 I could buy a roast chicken, plenty of vegetables, and have enough money leftover to make a lowcarb dessert or some dark chocolate. The result is a full 30-60-90 minutes of energy to keep you going strong!So here’s your menu!



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