Eddie Abbew’s Approved Food List: What Does Eddie Abbew Eat? - Ascendment

Eddie Abbew’s Approved Food List: What Does Eddie Abbew Eat?

Former professional bodybuilder and psychiatric nurse Eddie Abbew left the NHS as he was disillusioned with how the health service operated. The gym owner has amassed a huge following on Tik Tok and Instagram due to his no-nonsense criticism of processed foods and his love for whole foods. But what exactly does Eddie Abbew eat?

Eddie has gained extensive knowledge of nutrition through his time as a professional bodybuilder in the UK in the 1980’s and 90’s. He admits he’s gone full circle on some of his views as he realized certain foods and diet fads were being promoted just to make money. Through his time as a psychiatric nurse, he also discovered how our diet can affect our mental wellbeing as well as physical health.

What does Eddie Abbew eat?

The gym owner advises that you “Replace everything you eat with real food. Ditch every processed food.” But what does he consider to be “real food”? We’ve compiled a list of every food we’ve seen him recommend in the list below:

Eddie Abbew’s Approved Food List

The following foods have all been mentioned by Eddie Abbew in a variety of videos and interviews:

  • Chicken Thighs
  • Chicken Wings
  • Chicken Legs
  • Turkey
  • Beef Mince
  • Beef Steak
  • Beef Liver
  • Lamb
  • Lamb Heart
  • Bone Broth
  • Venison
  • Pork
  • Duck
  • Salmon
  • Sardines
  • Mackerel
  • Red Mullet
  • Tuna
  • Eggs
  • Feta Cheese
  • Sweet Potato
  • Wild Rice
  • Black Rice
  • Broccoli
  • Kale
  • Asparagus
  • Cauliflower
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Sauerkraut
  • Onions
  • Coriander
  • Tomatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Olives
  • Blueberries
  • Avocado
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Walnuts
  • Pecan Nuts
  • Almonds
  • Oats
  • Nut Butter
  • Full Fat Greek Yoghurt
  • Butter
  • Lard
  • Ghee
  • Tallow
  • Beef Dripping
  • Duck Fat
  • Goose Fat
  • Coconut Oil
  • Salt

What to Avoid

Eddie Abbew recommends that you avoid any processed foods. A lot of “foods” fall into this category, they are usually wrapped in colorful packaging to attract your attention. He believes we should avoid most things that have lots of different ingredients listed on the packaging. Here’s what he suggests avoiding:

  • Processed foods
  • Fast Food (e.g. McDonalds, Burger King)
  • Whey Protein
  • Protein Bars
  • Energy Drinks (e.g. Red Bull, Monster)
  • Cereal
  • Pot Noodles
  • Huel
  • Stevia

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Eddie Abbew is out here changing lives, empowering people, making people prioritise their health and wellbeing. The Ghanaian Uncle I need! 🇬🇭


Really inspired by Eddies videos, love all the health good already, judt up the egg intake

Sharon Stones

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