Low Carbohydrate/High Fat (LCHF) Diet
Common carbs that we consume include rice, sugar and wheat based products.
Sugar contains equal parts of glucose and fructose. When we consume sugar, it is broken down into fructose and glucose. Glucose is sent to the tissues for energy and fructose goes to the liver as insulin cannot tackle it. In the liver it is converted to fat. When fat accumulates in excess, it is converted to triglyceride by insulin.
To remain healthy, completely throw sugar, honey or jaggery out of your kitchen. Do not give this white poison to anyone, even to children. It is advisable to refrain even from sugar free pills and other artificial sweeteners. Erasing sweet taste completely from your mind is a crucial step towards leading a healthy, fulfilled, disease free life. NO SUGAR!
Fruit juice is filtered poison as it contains only fructose minus the fibre. So, refrain from giving juice especially for small children. You can give whole fruit instead where the fibre helps with the absorption of fructose. The only juice you can have is lime juice with salt. NO FRUIT JUICE!
No wheat whatsoever! Today, wheat is genetically modified which is why the size of the wheat grain is huge. Carb content in today’s wheat is very high. Moreover, gluten in wheat is one of the major causes of intestinal inflammation. Avoid reaching out for bakery products as they all contain a chemical called Aloxa which destroys insulin-producing pancreatic cells. NO WHEAT!
Red rice is alright as it has more fibre. Quantity consumed has to be however very less. You can make adai or dosa with red rice and have only one of either with a lot of vegetables, cooked in ghee or butter. You can have dosa with sambar made with lots of vegetables.
For non-diabetics, fruits such as orange, apple, guava and papaya can be consumed in moderation. You must however stick to one fruit at a time. For example, for dinner, you can just have half a papaya.
Completely avoid vegetable oils as they are harmful due to processing. Instead of vegetable oil, you can use ghee or coconut oil for cooking. Olive oil can be used as dressing, should not be heated as it will breakdown to harmful Omega 6.
Ghee is perfect as it contains no Omega 6. Coconut oil is rich in saturated fat which is extremely good for the body. Reheated oil is high in harmful trans-fat and sounds the death knell and must be avoided at all costs. NO VEGETABLE OIL!
Have lots of coconut oil and flax seed oil as it is or with salads or green tea. Anything touched by human hands should be out of your diet plan. Avoid coke, Pepsi and even health drinks. Include loads of butter, ghee, coconut oil and other saturated fat-rich foods.