BORLOTTIE NUTRITION

WHY NUTRITION?

We are the sum of what foods we consume and at Borlottie we are fans of the hunter gatherer approach where we strive to deliver good core, fresh produce every day to you our customer. We focus on Proteins, Good fats, Low carbs, lots of green and nutrient dense ingredients and stay away from the processed, pre-made, pre-packed refined foods out there.

Every morning the team receives in the freshest of produce and sets to work for you, chopping, prepping, seasoning and baking to make sure we're ready for service and then everything is made for you in front of you. It takes time, effort and commitment every day and we think you’re worth it.

There are debates out there on every topic but for us the paleolithic diet is simple, eat what was available to the hunter gatherer, In other words, eat meat (chicken, beef, etc), fish and seafood, eggs, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Research has shown that hunter-gatherers consumed their energy source in a ratio of 65% animal and 35% plant.

These foods are what our bodies have been designed to eat and digest for over fifty thousand years, they are food sources which are available to us without needing to cook or process them. Animal meat, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds have been our main food source since day one, even before we knew how to create a fire. These are the foods our body strives for, If our bodies were meant to live healthily on a diet full of artificial sugars and chemicals, then nature would have provided that in our food sources, nature didn’t decide to wait thousands of years for our technology to be superior enough to alter food sources, for them to suddenly become healthy.

There are many health benefits associated with a paleolithic diet confirmed by scientific research, including some of the following:

* Weight loss
* Higher insulin sensitivity
* Lowered Blood Pressure
* High cardiovascular health
* Improved glucose tolerance
* Improved athletic performance
* Reduces inflammation
* Cures Acne
* Increased life span
* Reduction in infectious diseases

There is so much more on this topic and the rights foods, good diet and exercise can help against lots of ailments

* Diabetic type 2
* High Cholesterol
* High Blood Pressure
* Lactose Intolerant
* Coeliacs – did you know that on average 4 out of 5 Coeliacs don’t know they’re Coeliac

Here’s an example on some of today's foods:

Grains and dairy products, for the most part have become so processed that they are no longer good for our health. In traditional cultures such as in places such as Africa, Ethiopia and India, grains are fermented for days if not weeks before being prepared into a meal, the quality of grains in these cultures are far from being at the same level of quality than the grains we purchase in a plastic bag at the supermarket.

Grains contain anti-nutrients, gluten and lectins, all of which are harmful to our health. Gluten allergies are one of the most under-diagnosed, yet chronic diseases in society at the moment and is continually on the rise. Coeliac disease is an auto-immune disease, which means that your immune system starts attacking itself, this can affect many parts of your body, including muscles, nerves, hormones and the digestive system.

Although coeliac disease is extremely common, around 4 out of 5 people who do have coeliac disease don’t know they have it.

A similar problem is occurring within our dairy products. Dairy is now being over processed and includes many non-human friendly substances, such as growth hormones. If you’re buying milk from a supermarket in a carton, chances are it has been pasteurised which means that the milk is now far from the quality it was when it first came from the cow. The milk now has been destroyed, the milks protein structure is de-natured, the active enzymes and beneficial bacteria have been killed off and the vitamin content has been dramatically reduced.

Did you know dairy is not the only source of calcium, in-fact, it’s probably one of the worst sources of calcium you can consume due to the fact it’s so over processed. Sesame seeds, almonds, walnuts, green leafy vegetables and salmon are some foods high in good quality calcium for the body.

Most grain and dairy products are not suited for our genetic composition; our bodies aren’t designed to recognise foods which are processed far from their original form.

Eat more fresh produce, animal and plant proteins, good fats, some carbs preferably unprocessed whole foods and get in some exercise. Crossfit is the best


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