For everyone who values healthy nutrition  and sustainability, shopping at the weekly market is worth gold. After all, there are fresh products here, which shortly after the harvest find their way through the market stall into your own kitchen in an environmentally friendly way. And who doesn’t love to be inspired by fragrant fruits and brightly colored vegetables? A plea for the weekly market, with tips and information about visiting the market.

Weekly market: far from food scandals

Freshly picked asparagus , aromatic honey straight from the beekeeper or juicy pears , mirabelle plums and cherries from the fruit grower next door – food from the region often tastes a lot better than their relatives from the supermarket! No wonder: after all, fruit and vegetables from the weekly market do not have to cope with long storage and transport routes and usually end up in boxes and baskets at the weekly market immediately after the harvest.

In addition, the probability of buying sensible goods from the farmer, whose farm is only a few kilometers away, is significantly higher than with mass-produced products, the origin of which is difficult to trace – keyword food scandals, which arise primarily from centralized and industrial food production.

Weekly market and farmers’ market: buy regionally

However, the weekly market does not only offer products that were produced in the immediate vicinity. You can often buy mango , avocado or coconuts on the local marketplace , as well as fresh sea fish or alpine cheese. These products reach the market stall around the corner via wholesalers.

At the wholesale market in the next largest city, the small trader selects his goods, which he buys there early in the morning and then sells them himself at his stand just a few hours later. If you really want to buy purely regional products, you should inquire about a farmers’ market nearby. Only the producers actually offer their self-grown or manufactured goods on it.

Information and tips directly from the manufacturer

Most traders – regardless of whether they have grown the peppers themselves or bought them at the wholesale market – know very well about their goods and are happy to provide information about their origin, ingredients and manufacture. You can find out from the beekeeper in which meadows the bees collect nectar for honey , other traders know exactly which herbs and spices give the pickled cheese their aroma, and some farmers are sure to be happy to provide information about how they keep their chickens.

If you feel like chatting, fresh fish might give you a tip for preparing it or deboning it on the way. Because that’s the nice thing about the weekly market: a relaxed atmosphere in which you can talk about cooking, eating and enjoying.

Shop with confidence and in an environmentally conscious way

Such conversations also build trust – on both sides. Anyone who has been buying good meat and sausage products from their dealer for years can continue to rely on buying quality. And with a visit to the producer’s farm, you may be able to find out whether the meat comes from animal-friendly husbandry. Those who have known the dealer for a long time may receive an invitation to stop by.

In addition, the weekly market is a particularly environmentally friendly trading place . Because if the fresh food was harvested and processed in the vicinity, storage, cooling and transport would consume significantly fewer resources such as gasoline or electricity.

Save money on the weekly market

Even if fresh food from the weekly market is often more expensive than in the supermarket, it is worth buying. If you are hesitant because of the high prices, you should consider: Traders who sell honey, vegetables & Co at the weekly market, produce smaller quantities and mostly put their own labor into the product. Therefore, the food from the weekly market is usually of higher quality, but also more expensive than from the supermarket.

Nevertheless, money can be saved at the weekly market. The best tip: buy it first shortly before the market closes its doors . Because then many retailers make special offers – on the one hand, because they fear that they will no longer sell their fresh goods shortly before the end. But also because of the fact that the less beautiful specimens are left towards the end of the market.

The prettiest apples are no longer available, but if you want to prepare strudel, compote or chutney from them that same evening, you don’t need perfectly shaped fruit. If the dealers do not offer special offers of their own accord , it is often worthwhile to ask whether they are granting a price reduction on unsightly specimens.

So enjoy your next visit to the weekly market, let yourself be inspired and cook fresh and healthy with fruit and vegetables from your region!

Not everything in our kitchen cupboards is used. It’s one thing with kitchen appliances, I want to be more careful with food. That’s why I feed myself through my supplies for 30 days until there is no longer a guilty conscience. Who wants to join in?

I regularly catch myself pushing opened packs further and further back into the kitchen cupboard, freezer or refrigerator after the week’s shopping, and sorting fresh items within easy reach. It goes on until I don’t want to eat the old stuff anymore. I have to change something about that! I am now doing a 30-day challenge in which what has been opened is cooked into delicious dishes and there are no leftovers.

I don’t know what’s waiting in your closets. For now I can only speak of myself. That’s why I’ll lift the veil once and share with you which foods I urgently need to process and what I would like to cook from them – for 30 days.

I regularly catch myself pushing opened packs further and further back into the kitchen cupboard, freezer or refrigerator after the week’s shopping, and sorting fresh items within easy reach. It goes on until I don’t want to eat the old stuff anymore. I have to change something about that! I am now doing a 30-day challenge in which what has been opened is cooked into delicious dishes and there are no leftovers.

I don’t know what’s waiting in your closets. For now I can only speak of myself. That’s why I’ll lift the veil once and share with you which foods I urgently need to process and what I would like to cook from them – for 30 days.

It’s hard to believe, but it is possible to use up barbecue sauces . And that’s what I intend to do before I open a new bottle. My BBQ sauces are used in sauces , dips and marinades . Please also consider how expensive they are sometimes – it is all the more important that the last bit is removed from the bottle!

There are also times when I have so much jam that I could take care of three kindergartens. In the meantime I have a strategy: bake yeast rolls with jam filling and feed the neighbors with them!

In the next 30 days I would also like to get into the habit of using sesame or desiccated coconut as breading . The result is always exceptionally tasty! I can only recommend this to you if you want to empty your pantry too.

If you want to take part, you can expect a lot of great moments: 

1. For example in the sun, because you don’t constantly waste your time in the supermarket.

2. You cook more varied and try out new dishes.

3. You make sure that good food does not go to waste.

4. Suddenly you have more space in the closets.

5. The next time you shop, you can better estimate what you are actually eating .

And what about –  Challenge accepted ? I look forward to every colleague and exchange of experiences!

What is actually behind meat from the laboratory? We clarify and want to know from you: Is laboratory meat the perfect alternative for vegetarians?

Whether soy sausage or tofu schnitzel – you can now find veggie products as meat substitutes in almost every supermarket and discounter. If you believe Tönnies , one of the largest meat companies in Germany, more and more people are avoiding the veggie departments. Tönnies launched its own veggie products three years ago, but recently stopped production. The hype is over, they say.

While meat substitutes seem to be losing their appeal, news is spreading about the next big thing: meat from the laboratory. The impetus for this was given in 2013 by a Dutch research team with the first burger rissole to be grown in a laboratory. The researchers took a single muscle cell from a cow and had it split several trillion times in a growth bath. The result is called “in vitro meat” (from Latin in vitro : in the glass) or clean meat and could be the future of global meat consumption.

No factory farming, no antibiotics

The greatest benefit of laboratory meat is that the animal that the stem cell is taken from escapes the slaughterhouse. In addition, with in-vitro meat as a mass product, the problem of antibiotics in meat becomes superfluous, since factory farming would be a thing of the past. Stem cell researcher Andreas Trumpp from the German Cancer Research Center also makes it clear that meat does not pose a cancer risk. So overall, it could be a more sustainable alternative to “real” meat. Sounds like the perfect product, doesn’t it? 

Unfortunately it isn’t – at least not yet. Despite enormous progress, production still consumes too much energy and the finished meat is a long way off from a mass-market price. While the Dutch research team announced in 2015 that they had reached a price of around 70 euros per burger patty, in 2017 it was said that the burger could now be brought to market for around 10 euros.

For vegetarians who abstain from meat for ethical reasons, in vitro meat is not yet a real alternative. The reason is that a crucial component of the growth bath in which the laboratory meat is made is the serum of the blood of calf fetuses. Blood is drawn directly from the heart of the fetus – an operation they will not survive. The Dutch research team is already working on a plant-based alternative.

The meat of the future – also for vegetarians? 

Numerous applicants are already fighting to be the first to conquer the market with in-vitro meat. As things stand at present, however, the Dutch researchers are expecting the laboratory meat to be ready for the market in 2021 at the earliest. Then it could solve a global problem that will continue to grow in the coming years: the ever increasing meat consumption and the associated environmental pollution.

The question still remains whether in-vitro meat will also be of interest to vegetarians in the future. This is where you are asked, dear vegetarians of the chef community: Imagine you are presented with a perfect piece of meat that comes from a single, painlessly removed cell of a happy cow. At the same time, research is so advanced that the plant-based growth bath is based. Do you grab a knife and fork and try? 

Anyone who thinks that soups have a dusty image is wrong. What was once considered poor people’s food is now standard on party buffets and an indispensable part of the trend food scene.

We present the hottest soup trends and have put together the best recipes for you to cook at home.

It is not surprising to us that soups are becoming more and more popular, after all they are healthier than fast food and still quick to prepare. In the meantime, every big self-respecting city has its own soup bars and even well-known snack chains are adding more and more soups to their menus. Soups are incredibly varied and have long since lost their staid image. According to the German Soup Institute, every German spoons an average of 100 plates of these varied soul warmers per year. Soups from the box or bag to make it about half and will certainly need many lunch breaks rescued.

Food trends for spooning: the recipes

Whether hot or cold, sweet or savory, soups are always a pleasure and there is almost nothing that does not fit in a soup. In our recipe section you will find the recipes for the most popular soup trends as well as newly interpreted classics. Click through and discover the diversity.

Souping: the new detox

Soups are particularly popular with all people who want a varied, healthy and sustainable diet. Where juice cures used to be made, today people speak of ” souping” as a new detox trend. The menu includes a wide variety of soups with fruit, vegetables, nuts or seeds, which can be eaten cold and warm. Soups usually contain less sugar and calories than juices or fruit smoothies and are supposed to help cleanse the body. In addition, soups warm up nicely from the inside, fill you up and supply the body with all the important nutrients – especially if they are prepared with fresh, seasonal and, at best, regional foods. 

Exotic soup trends: Pho and Co.

The new trend soup Pho originally comes from Vietnam and is traditionally eaten for breakfast. In particular, its health-promoting ingredients made the pho soup more popular. Pho contains anti-inflammatory zinc , immune-boosting vitamin C and digestive coriander. Traditionally, pho is a beef broth with beef or chicken, which is served with flat rice noodles and fresh herbs. The soup can be refined with lime pieces, chilli rings or fish sauce, if you like.

Another Far Eastern trend is ramen . A Japanese noodle soup, usually made from bone broth, thick wheat noodles, eggs, herbs, and vegetables. There are no limits to the imagination when it comes to the side dishes. Ramen often contains various types of meat and fish, tofu, spring onions, coriander, shiitake mushrooms, algae, bamboo shoots or Chinese cabbage. The noodles for ramen, which are already called ramen, are made from wheat flour, salt and water. They are available as instant noodles, fresh, steamed or dried. 

Bone broth as a food trend

What we already know from our grandmother is now totally hip again: Boiling bones. Bone broth is said to be good for our immune systems, tissues and bones. Not only Hollywood stars swear by  bone broth , which is supposed to even help you lose weight.  The nose-to-tail principle , i.e. using everything from animals from nose to tail, is an important step towards a more sustainable use of our resources, which is why we definitely want to give bone broth a chance.

The basic principle of the bone broth is to prepare good organic bones of beef, pork, lamb, poultry or game in water. It is important that some tissue and soup meat still adhere to the bones, as this is what gives the broth taste. The water is brought to the boil for approx. 4 to 6 hours and the resulting foam is regularly skimmed off. Every 20 minutes you should check that there is still enough water in the pot. You can add herbs, garlic, celery, onions or carrots and of course pepper and salt 1 to 2 hours before the end of the cooking time. Above all, apple cider vinegar should not be missing in your bone broth, as this is what ensures that the healthy substances are released from the bones.

Fresh from the meadow: wild herb soups

When the first rays of sun come out and spring begins, there are all sorts of wild herbs in the forest, on the meadows and along the way , from which wonderful soups can be conjured up. Dandelion, nettle, ground elder, dead nettle, daisies or wild garlic are welcome ingredients in our soup pot and children in particular have a lot of fun with collecting herbs. Wild herb soups are experiencing a comeback, especially in times of mindfulness and zero waste movements, and are therefore a soup trend for us that we would like to devote ourselves to this year. Since not all wild herbs are edible, you should only collect herbs that you know. Then nothing stands in the way of a healthy soup made from herbs that you have picked yourself.

We present the classic party recipes of the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s and of course also from today. Maybe that inspires you to drum up family and friends and reminisce about a decade and feast.

The father’s 55th birthday, a theme party of the 70s or the silver wedding of grandma and grandpa are just around the corner. How do you design the buffet? Some classics endure generations, others are reinterpreted: asparagus ham rolls, Waldorf salad or Russian eggs are not missing on the party tray, just like in the 1950s. Culinary cracks that are still known from the 50s and 60s, party recipes that determined every buffet in the 70s and 80s and a selection of specialties from the 90s until today we have listed for you!

Party recipes from the 50s

The 1950s – the decade of the economic miracle and full employment in Germany. You could afford something again, you could see that on the richly laid table. Oriented to the Americans, the toast bread comes out big, and canned goods and frozen foods satisfy the desire for exotic ingredients such as pineapple and mandarins. Of course, salads weren’t missing in the 50s, but the best seller was the meat salad ! Here are some more popular party recipes of cold and warm classics as well as cakes, desserts and drinks from the 50s!

Party recipes from the 60s

In the 1960s there was no buffet without butter roses, butter hedgehogs or other decorative butter forms. Vegetables and fruit were also cut nicely, bread was often cut out with ramekins and wonderfully imaginative topped. The cult drink of the 1960s was Kuller peach – a peach that had been pungent and filled with sparkling wine, “rolling” in the glass. God’s dish was the must-have dessert, seasoned meat or ragout fin the evergreen at every party! Click through some other popular party recipes here and look forward to cold and warm classics as well as cakes, desserts and drinks from the 60s!

Party recipes from the 70s

In the 70s people loved it “filled”, from eggs to cream puffs. Likewise came fondue, cheese fondue and raclette fashionable and more and more exotic ingredients found their way to the buffet – crab, olives and anchovies were the new party hit! But schnitzel was also booming in the 70s, whether as Hawaii or Jägerschnitzel. Below you will find more party hits from the 70s.

Party recipes from the 80s

Country buffets were very topical in the 80s. Some of these specialties, especially tomato and mozzarella snacks, are still part of a cold plate to this day. The party soups, on the other hand, have a firm place with the warm dishes, hardly any event at this time dispenses with goulash soup & Co. The drinks hit are colored cocktails, for example with blue curacao.

Party recipes from the 90s to today

Anyone who celebrated a lot in the 90s knows and loves mini-quiches in various variations, marinated vegetables and melons with ham. In addition to many classics from previous decades, a buffet today can be rustic, with chicken legs, minced meat balls and pasta salad, or even noble. Country cuisine is once again extremely popular as finger food, especially tapas, sushi and Italian snacks. Below you will find popular recipes from the 90s and of course from today!

I don’t know why?

Wе live life full оf dreams аnd desires. Full оf activity аnd fun. Ups аnd downs.

Wе celebrate life wіth food аnd drink.

Cоmіng uр thrоugh thе years, wе hаvе seen children born wіth Type 1 Diabetes аnd wе hаvе seen adults аnd teens develop Type 2 Diabetes. All аt аn increase year аftеr year. It’s killing оur society оnе bу оnе. Yеt, wе continue tо celebrate life wіth food аnd drink.

OK. Food аnd drink іѕ a muѕt tо live.

Obesity іѕ a major саuѕе оf diabetes іn mаnу people today. Yоu ѕhоuld really consider educating уоurѕеlf аnd уоur family оn thе risks оf bесоmіng diabetic bесаuѕе mаnу оf уоu mау nоt know thаt whаt уоu аrе eating plays a big role іn whеthеr оr nоt уоu mау іn fact bесоmе diabetic уоurѕеlf.

Celebrating Life іѕ a muѕt іf wе аrе going tо grow аnd develop, іf wе аrе going tо bе happy wіth оurѕеlvеѕ аnd thе world аrоund uѕ. But dо wе hаvе tо kill оurѕеlvеѕ doing it? Nо! Defeats thе purpose doesn’t іt.

Wе need tо stop. Wе need tо think.

WE NEED TO LIVE!

Fоr оurѕеlvеѕ, оur families, оur friends аnd оur societies. Wе hаvе ѕо muсh tо gіvе. іt іѕ unfare аnd selfish fоr оur indulgences tо tаkе away frоm thе rеѕt.

I Don’t Know Why?

Certainly ѕоmеthіng fоr uѕ tо Think Abоut.

Thіѕ іѕ thе beginning. Don’t stop hеrе. Diabetes іѕ nоt just a disease, іt іѕ a Life Style. Celebrate Life.

bу Randy Wood

I learned mаnу years ago thаt life іѕ еvеrуthіng уоu make оf іt. It іѕ nоt necessarily fair, іt іѕ nоt аlwауѕ fun, but іt іѕ mоѕt definitely whаt уоu make оf іt. Sо wіth thаt said, wе hаvе tо choose thе roads wе аrе going tо walk. Wе hаvе tо choose hоw wе аrе going tо handle whаt life brings оur wау аѕ wе walk thоѕе roads. Wе саn еіthеr embrace life, оr wе саn let іt run аll оvеr uѕ. I choose tо embrace life, I choose tо bе strong. I choose tо bе happy аnd tо learn аnd grow fоrm mу life experiences.

Mаnу changes hаvе taken place іn thе lifestyle оf people durіng thе past centuries, but offering gifts tо near аnd dear ones оn special occasions ѕtіll remains аѕ apart оf оur customs. Whеthеr іt іѕ a birthday оr Christmas іt іѕ tіmе tо dispatch a gift оf food hampers. It іѕ a pleasure tо choose frоm thе variety оf food items available аnd tо pack thеm іn a specially selected hamper. In choosing thе items, care ѕhоuld bе taken tо include thе favourite food аnd drinks оf thе person tо whоm thе gift іѕ intended.

Thе custom оf gifting food hampers аѕ a token оf ones love, affection, regard оr respect hаѕ bесоmе a раrt оf оur social life. But hоw tо make a food hamper іѕ a matter оf discretion, subject tо certain considerations. It depends оn thе likes аnd dislikes оf thе person whо іѕ going tо receive thе food hamper. Equally important іѕ thе occasion, оn whісh thе gift іѕ tо bе offered.

Bеfоrе preparing a food hamper, уоu hаvе tо select a suitable basket оr hamper. Yоu саn decide whеthеr уоu require a medium оr large оnе tо hold 10 tо 20 items оf food. A basket оf a picnic style оr a beautiful wicker basket саn bе chosen. But remember a wicker basket mау nоt bе suitable tо carry liquid items like juice оr wine. A standard hamper basket саn bе a vеrу modest оnе tо hold reasonable number оf food items.

Food items like biscuits оr cookies, dried fruits, chocolates, handmade cakes оr party snacks саn bе selected. Items like oils, vinegars, chilly sauces аrе аlѕо preferred аѕ items іn thе food hamper. If thе gift іѕ intended tо a person whо cherishes good wine, уоu саn include beer, champagne оr rеd wine аlоng wіth food items. Aѕ аn alternative уоu саn make іt a wine hamper wіth a variety оf spirits аnd liqueurs, аlоng wіth delicious food items.

Vеrу оftеn уоu mау fіnd іt difficult tо decide thе contents оf thе food hamper. In thаt case rеаdу mаdе food hampers аrе available, whісh аrе packed wіth gourmet food items оf good quality аnd taste. Yоu саn аlѕо suggest including special items оr delicacies whісh уоu think wіll bе appreciated bу thе recipient. Mаnу assortments оf fine wines аnd quality foods аrе offered аѕ аn exclusive package bу thе dealers fоr thоѕе whо opt fоr thеm.

Food hampers аrе ideal gifts fоr аnу occasion. Apart frоm Christmas, people offer thеm оn occasions like Valentines day, Halloween day, Easter, Mother’s оr Father’s day.

In UK thеrе аrе mаnу outlets dealing wіth food hampers. Thеу extend valuable services tо deliver food hampers tо аnу оnе оf уоur choice іn thе country. Delivery wіll bе mаdе wіthіn 24 hours оf placing thе order. Eіthеr ready-made gourmet food hampers оr hampers containing уоur chosen items wіll bе delivered аt reasonable rates. Services аrе available online. Thе dealers offer tо maintain privacy regarding thе person whо offer аѕ wеll аѕ whо receive thе gifts.

Low carb: what’s behind the diet?

The theory behind the low carb diet is based on the fact that the body burns more fat from food on a low-carb diet. Because if the carbohydrates are reduced enough, the body switches to an “emergency program” – the so-called ketosis – in which it uses the fat reserves to cover its energy requirements.

“There is no firm definition of how many carbohydrates are allowed on a low-carb diet,” explains Privatdozentin Dr. Anette Buyken, nutritionist from Dortmund. Many followers are guided by the guideline, which allows 20-50 grams of carbohydrates per day . And they are quickly reached: 100 g of plums already contain 10 grams of carbohydrates, 100 g of cooked rice 24 grams and a pretzel stick about 45 grams. This also makes it clear which foods are prohibited on this diet: fruit, bread, pasta and rice.

“Because most carbohydrate carriers are left out, the strict low carb diet primarily contains high-fat foods,” says the expert. The most famous representative of this low carb form is the Atkins diet. With a moderate low carb diet, 26-45 percent of your daily calorie needs can be covered by carbohydrates – with this diet the focus is often on a preferred consumption of protein-rich foods. “Eating low carb and high-fat foods for weight loss has proven to be an effective and promising alternative in practice,” says the nutritionist.

In practice, the low carb diet looks like this : you eat until you are full. Calorie counting is completely eliminated with Low Carb. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, Low Carb mainly offers high-protein and high-fat foods: cut off the skin from the poultry to save fat? Nothing! The fat edge on rump steak and Co. stays on.

And indeed: Studies and experience show that low carb can lose weight quickly. Even faster than with a low-fat diet: According to studies, people who eat less carbohydrates (i.e. low carb) lose weight faster on average than those who eat less fat to lose weight. However, those who eat the low-fat diet will catch up after a while. After one year, both groups lost the same amount of weight, in some studies the (lower) benefit is retained even after one year. So you can lose weight successfully with low carb and with a low-fat diet – only a little faster with one than with the other.

Low carb: are carbohydrates fattening?

Why are carbohydrates suddenly considered fattening foods? It used to be the fats that were considered fattening foods because of their high calorie count. How does the change come about? “Experts have long been certain that the quality of the carbohydrates is more important than the quantity,” says Dr. Buyken. For the body, high-quality carbohydrates from wholegrain products (e.g. oatmeal) or fruit are more important than quickly usable carbohydrates from white flour products, sweets, etc. In everyday life, however, it is often the case that we prefer to use these foods most often.

However, these carbohydrates could actually have a negative effect on weight, because they keep the blood sugar level rising and falling quickly, so that you often have an appetite and permanently increased insulin levels. This is a disadvantage for the weight. Because as long as the hormone insulin is active, the body burns less fat. So if you want to eat high carbohydrates, you should better choose the whole grain variants with low blood sugar effectiveness (e.g. oatmeal, whole grain rye bread with whole grains) and pay attention to the fat quality. If you can do without carbohydrates, the low carb diet could be a suitable alternative.

Low carb: what is allowed on this diet?

There are many different types of low carb: depending on which low carb diet you follow, you eat more or less carbohydrates. The Stone Age diet Paleo and the Atkins diet are considered to be particularly strict low carb diets , while the LOGI diet is considered rather moderate. For example, cereal products are generally prohibited at Paleo, while LOGI also looks at the type of carbohydrates in addition to the amount of carbohydrates: If you eat carbohydrates, followers of this low carb diet prefer carbohydrates that cause the blood sugar level to rise slowly.

Low carb: the principle of the low carb high fat diet

Eat as much fat as you want – and still lose weight. The dream has now become reality: With low carb high fat (short: LCHF) the impossible becomes possible. Everything that used to be considered a thickener is here slimming products. Precondition for this to work: be consistent.

With Low Carb High Fat you save on carbohydrates and instead choose high-fat foods. Anyone who now enjoys classic fast food, such as pizza, burgers and French fries, is wrong. Because all of these products are brimming with carbohydrates. Instead there are eggs, meat, fish, cheese, oils and (very) plenty of low-carbohydrate vegetables, such as arugula, cucumber, mushrooms, radicchio, radishes and romaine lettuce. Later, high-fat dairy products and berries, and even later other fruits and vegetables with a high carbohydrate content and whole grains may be added. But that depends on how strictly low in carbohydrates you want to eat.

Low carb: does losing weight work with a lot of fat?

“Yes, low carb works. Even better than some other diets, ”says the graduate nutritionist. If you eat less than 50 g of carbohydrates per day – that is, you eat low carb high fat (LCHF) – your body gets into ketosis, a kind of emergency metabolism in which it burns more fat instead of carbohydrates. Low carb high fat offers many benefits when losing weight.

Overall, the success of LCHF can be attributed to the fact that you have less appetite, you are full, the body uses more energy and at the same time it addresses your own fat reserves.
Thanks to the fats, the food tastes particularly good, because fat is a flavor carrier. “However, as with any other diet, the same applies to low carb high fat: you can only lose weight if you eat fewer calories than you consume,” explains the expert. But with LCHF this is particularly easy: Because the good saturation of the proteins and the ketone body, you automatically eat less – without starving yourself. And so you indirectly save calories.

 

Low Carb: Who is Low Carb High Fat suitable for?

“I think LCHF is a good alternative to losing weight,” says Anette Buyken. “It’s just not so easy to imagine because there is a wide range of foods that you have to do without. This is difficult for many. “So are prohibited:

Many people find it difficult to avoid fruit. Therefore, the Low Carb High Fat Diet is theoretically suitable for everyone, but practically only for those who can well imagine this food selection in practice. “However, I would always advise you to give medical advice to Low Carb High Fat. So far, the results of the observational studies have been positive, but a doctor should, for example, keep an eye on liver function values. Food supplements for vitamins and minerals are also sometimes necessary, ”says the nutritionist.

Whether LCHF is also a long-term dietsuitable, the expert does not want to make a recommendation. The results so far from intervention studies on weight loss are positive: blood pressure drops, triglyceride and HDL levels improve and the abdominal circumference is reduced. But they only relate to studies that lasted a relatively short time: so far only around two years. “In long-term studies, the results look very different, since the risk of cardiovascular diseases increases, especially when eating foods with a higher protein content. However, these types of studies are susceptible to bias due to the unfavorable lifestyle often associated with higher fat or protein consumption – we do not know for certain whether these long-term risks also apply to LCHF. ”
So if you want to (or have to) lose weight quickly, according to the expert, LCHF can be an option if you have the diet accompanied by a doctor. ” LCHF also offers advantages for diabetics , since it often goes hand in hand with an improvement in blood sugar control and has a positive effect on the lipid profile,” says Anette Buyken.

Low carb: possible criticisms

A high protein intake during a strict low carb diet could be dangerous for people with kidney problems – in which case you should definitely seek advice from your doctor. And there are other criticisms of this diet:

LCHF’s food is said to be rich in fat, but the quality of the fats is largely ignored by most. Whether or not the fat contains a lot of saturated fatty acids plays a minor role in LCHF. “However, it is debatable whether this really has a negative impact on the risk of cardiovascular diseases. The saturated fatty acids may not be seen as critically as previously thought, and the quality and sources of the saturated fats are also important, ”says the nutritionist from Dortmund.

Also the waiver of fruit in the initial phase and then the restricted consumption see many critically, after missing a thus an important source of vitamins and phytochemicals.

The same applies to whole grain products . Depending on how strictly you follow the LCHF diet, even whole grains are avoided, which contain vitamins and minerals, insoluble fiber – they are important for the intestinal activity and flora, which in turn plays an important role in a well-functioning immune system.

Another point is important to Anette Buyken: If everyone were to eat LCHF, this would be associated with high food costs due to the high meat consumption. She also considers this diet to be questionable from an ecological perspective .

Low carb recipes

There are now many special low carb dishes. From low carb bread and low carb rolls to complete low carb dinners. You can find out how to restrict carbohydrates in your diet in our article Cooking and baking without carbohydrates . Would you like to try low carb? On the next page you will find recipes for main dishes based on low carb.

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No asparagus time without asparagus cream soup – the aromatic soup can be the sole star of a meal or can be wonderfully combined with an asparagus menu. We’ll show you the best recipes and give you tips on how to prepare them. 

Asparagus cream soup: how it works

Asparagus soup can either be prepared as an accompaniment to an asparagus meal or can be planned individually. In any case, asparagus water forms the basis of the fine creamy asparagus soup.

Cook your peeled asparagus covered with water – you can then prepare a fine asparagus soup based on the cooking water or the next day. Simply a classic roux of flour and butter deglaze with the asparagus water and simmer until the asparagus soup has a creamy consistency. With some recipes, vegetable broth or chicken broth is added to intensify the taste. Then season the asparagus soup with salt, pepper, sugar and nutmeg.

An acidic component in the asparagus soup also tastes particularly good – simply add a dash of lemon juice, a little white wine or a dollop of sour cream to the soup. To refine the asparagus cream soup, it is often alloyed with egg yolk – afterwards the asparagus soup must not cook anymore, otherwise the egg will clot. If you have not planned the cooked asparagus as a side dish or main meal, you can now add it in small pieces to the asparagus soup.

Cream of asparagus soup – creamy pleasure

For a particularly fine cream soup, for which the whole asparagus is to be used, you can also proceed as follows: Peel the asparagus from the head, cut off the woody ends and tips, cut the sticks into pieces and cook in water or vegetable broth, puree, asparagus tips let it boil briefly. Then season the creamy asparagus soup with cream, nutmeg, salt and pepper. For a classic asparagus cream soup with a good bond, a roux can be used as described above. It is also a tasty idea to simmer an apple in the soup – it gives the soup a fruity component and removes any bitterness from the asparagus. Or for a particularly fine cream of asparagus soup: Cook some saffron threads in the soup – these give the soup a nice color and also look nice as a decoration.

Creamy asparagus soup can be varied fresh and spring-like : with orange and ginger, with strawberries or Riesling, with vanilla or wild garlic. Cream of asparagus soup also tastes particularly delicious with fresh garden herbs. Prawns, crabs and smoked salmon, but also minced meatballs are a great filler in the asparagus soup. Give it a try!