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The chef salad is said to have originated at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in the 1940s. Although numerous versions of this salad are mentioned in cookery books it is generally considered to be a mixture of lettuce, cheese, cold meats, boiled eggs with a piquant dressing. Sometimes recipes feature other salad vegetables that can be added for example…

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I recently came across a talk given by Dr. Robert H. Lustig MD titled Sugar: The Bitter truth. Dr. Lustig is a Professor of Paediatrics at the University of California, Dr. Lustig and his research group from the Division of Endocrinology have been investigating the role of sugar (particularly fructose)  in childhood obesity. I loved this…

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I don’t often talk to friends and family about my low carb or paleo diet and generally people aren’t in the least bit interested about what I eat. However if asked I tell people that if you follow a paleo diet you generally don’t eat wheat and other grains, sugar, processed foods, legumes, starchy vegetables…

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Richard Nikoley owner of the low carb and paleo website Free The Animal believes that calories count. So he has decided to increase the number of carbohydrates in his diet by a factor of 4, from about 50 grams to 200 gram per day or around 40% of total calories. He announced his increased carbohydrate…

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