Table 1

‘Green list’: recommended foods on a Banting (low-carbohydrate high-fat) diet

Animal proteinDairyFatsNuts and seedsVegetables
Eggs
Meats
Poultry
Game
Seafood
Cottage cheese
Cream
Full-cream Greek Yogurt
Cheeses
Olive oil
Avocados
Coconut oil
Macadamia nut oil
Almonds
Flaxseeds
Macadamia nuts
Pecans
Pine nuts
All green leafy vegetables, cruciferous vegetables or above ground vegetables
  • Adapted, with permission, from Noakes et al.19 Fruits are also recommended, but in controlled quantities based on carbohydrate content and the patient's level of IR.