When it comes to nutrition and lifestyle, the specific products that you use are as important as the overall approaches you take. After all, so many options are laden with chemicals and preservatives, or compromise health benefits through excessive processing. At the same time, some companies aren't to be trusted and offer poor-quality products overall.
The sections below highlight ingredients and products that I personally use or strongly recommend. In many cases, these items have been externally tested by groups like ConsumerLab or in scientific studies to ensure the product is high-quality.
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These are the products I most heavily recommend, regardless of the diet approach that you're following. Many of these offer major nutritional benefits and can be extremely relevant for health overall.
There can be no doubt that olive oil is amazing for health.
Still, you do have to pick a good brand as poor-quality and counterfeit products are far too common. Click here.
As a general rule, raw honey is extremely healthy and offers considerable benefits.
But, out of all the options, manuka honey strongly stands out. This is true in terms of quality and benefits.
Click here to see my recommended brand.
Other Most Recommended Products:
These products are specific to a ketosis diet and include common items that can make the diet easier to understand or to follow. Some products (like coconut oil) are also relevant to other diet types.
Coconut oil offers considerable health benefits and is a key source of healthy fats.
It is also particularly relevant for keto fat bombs and other keto dishes. Click here.
Cookbooks and Guides:
Herbs, Spices and Supplements
Most of the time, you can get all of the nutrients that you need from food. But, this isn't always enough. Instead, people often supplement if they have health conditions or symptoms. Likewise, supplementation can provide health benefits.
There can be no doubt that fish oil offers benefits - especially for people who don't get enough fatty fish in their diet.
Turmeric offers health benefits and is also a powerful spice for the kitchen. If you want health benefits alone, then supplementing it is an option.
But, for food, I recommend this turmeric powder.
Other Herbs, Spices and Supplements:
Tools and Resources
These are various tools and resources that can help complement (or guide) a healthy diet and lifestyle. While they may not offer benefits on their own, these are still important and worth considering.
This tool is designed as an easy and efficient way to make cold brew coffee.
Of course, it would work well for other uses too, such as iced tea or infused water.
Smoothies are a powerful way to get nutrition from fruit and vegetables - and are a common addition to many different diets.
There are various ways to make these but the best that I've found is the NutriBullet. This is an incredibly effective tool that is hard to go past.
Books and Guides:
Best of Lists
For most types of product, there is no single optimal choice. Instead, there are many different high-quality options, each of which may have their own advantages. Over time, I've addressed this area by creating 'best of' lists that highlight some of the most powerful options on the market. You can see these below.
Finally, for anyone that relies on protein powders - there is a separate resource page for the Best Protein Powders. This highlights the front-runners for each type of powder, along with the nutritional differences between them.