John Maytham recently spoke to Euodia Samson, a Cape Town-based actress who is taking the LCHF diet to the Cape Flats, on his radio show on CapeTalk.
Samson tells Maytham about why she decided to why she decided to share the diet in The Real Meal Revolution (Afrikaans: Die kosrevolusie) to Ocean View. She says experienced great results personally, and thought that the diet would benefit women in the area.
As an ambassador for the LCHF lifestyle, Samson says she was determined to learn the science and research about the diet for herself. During this process, something struck her “like a bolt out of the heavens”. She realised that this is “the way we ate 50 years ago!” Sharing this “lightbulb moment” makes it easy to share the diet with Cape Flats communities.
“I say to the older ladies: ‘Remember, before supermarkets, before fast food, before margarine with the little heart stamp – before forced removals – how your grannies used to have chickens and pigs and grow vegetables,” she said.
“And they go and dig out their grannies’ recipe books and it’s all there. They used to cook in animal fat. They even had melktert made with lard and suet. And because it was animal fat, you needed only one small slice and you were full.”
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