The Banting diet has taken the country by storm and success stories are everywhere you look. Perhaps you and your family have also been thinking of joining the masses to lose a few pounds, get your diabetes under control or reduce your inflammation, but you are not sure what to snack on or how you are going to give up your junk food treats.
Listed below are 5 of the top superfoods that you can eat daily which will help you to stay satisfied and replace your old sugary snacks.
Chia seeds. These special seeds are packed full of minerals, protein and omega 3 fatty acids. The beauty is that they are absorbent and swell when exposed to liquid, so this makes it a good food for making “puddings” and “porridge” that are tasty and delicious.
Coconut Oil. Coconut oil is a must on the banting diet because it is a great way to get fat in a tasty form! You can cook with it to add flavour to a meal, add it to low-carb chocolate and baked goods and even add it to smoothies. It has many health benefits which include immune boosting and anti-pathogenic properties
Stevia. Stevia is a natural sweetener made from the stevia plant. It is about 8 times sweeter than sugar but it does not have an impact on the blood sugar so it is allowed while Banting! This means you can avoid normal sugar and artificial sweeteners and still be able to sweeten your coffee and banting treats!
MCT oil. MCT oil is derived from coconut oil but it is flavourless and is liquid at room temperature. It is a great supplement to use on banting because it helps to increase your intake of fat. It is especially useful for using in your morning coffee and when doing athletic activity because it provides a quick source of energy. MCT oil is helpful for those who may feel a bit ill as they give up carbohydrates and go into ketosis.
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Eggs. Eggs are a “complete” food that offers you healthy fats, high quality protein and vitamins and minerals. They are cheap and can be added to most meals to leave you feeling fuller for longer. Make sure to eat both the egg white and the egg yolk to make sure you are getting all the healthy cholesterol and nutrients. The fats in eggs help you to absorb the fat-soluble nutrients, one of which is Vitamin D.