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An integral part of making healthy lifestyle choices is to simultaneously adopt a supplement program, with a multi vitamin formula, that contains certain nutrients -- including chromium, pantethine, selenium, vanadium and biotin -- which play a role in regulating blood sugar and insulin, as well as in burning fat. It should also include additional amounts of antioxidants.

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A healthy intake of antioxidants is one of the guiding principles of the Atkins Nutritional Approach for robust good health. Antioxidants help protect cells and DNA from damage which not only ages us but also makes us more susceptible to disease. For that reason, maintaining high levels of protective antioxidants in your blood is an important goal of the program.

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The value of vegetables is a basic tenant of any healthy living approach, including the Atkins Nutritional Approach. The importance of vegetables- and the vitamins, minerals, fiber and nutrients they provide- has been so established by research that more research seems almost redundant. Yet the research just keeps coming.

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Scientists are excited about a new way of measuring the antioxidant power and health-promoting benefits of foods, and some foods are emerging as true superstars.   MORE

Fruits and vegetables are amazing- but the benefit you get from them may have a lot to do with what else you’re eating (or not eating).

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Macular degeneration is a condition of the eyes that leaves sufferers with only limited sight. Also known as AMD for age-related macular degeneration, it affects over 30 million people worldwide, and is the leading cause of blindness in people over 50.

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Nutrient levels in fruits, vegetables and some other food crops have declined dramatically over the past 50 years. New research indicates that the old maxim “you can get all the vitamins you need from food” is less and less true. Recent studies of vegetables, fruits and wheat have revealed a 5-35 percent decline in some concentrations of vitamins and minerals and even protein.   MORE
A new study has added to the growing amount of research showing that vitamin C- as well as a high intake of vegetables and fruits- may have protective effects against diabetes.
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New research has suggested that higher intakes of vitamin C could cut the level of markers for inflammation by an astonishing 45 percent.   MORE
Getting the most from your calories by choosing nutrient dense foods high in protein, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats is a great health strategy, no matter what your goals.   MORE

Once you've decided on an appropriate basic vitamin and mineral formula, this other vital nutrient group should be part of your supplement plan. Ever wonder why your doctor advises you to take one baby aspirin a day? It's because it thins your blood and helps it flow more easily through your veins, carrying nutrients to your cells and brain. It also protects your arteries from forming plaque.

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Once you've decided on an appropriate basic vitamin and mineral formula, this other vital nutrient group should be part of your supplement plan.   MORE
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