Carbohydrates

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High Glycemic Diet and Cancer: More evidence for a connection

It’s certainly not news to readers of the Atkins Advantage Newsletter that we at Atkins are no fans of sugar. Far more damaging to the body than fat, sugar is responsible for a host of ills ranging from depressing the immune system to increasing the risk for acne and cavities. And much more seriously, a Read More

The Role of Carbohydrate Restriction in Reducing Cardiac Risk Factors

One in five adults has some form of cardiovascular disease (1). A recent flood of clinical research suggests that the time for re-evaluating nutritional recommendations for bringing heart disease under control may be well overdue. It is a known fact that carbohydrates increase triglyceride levels. Triglycerides, total cholesterol, LDL (“bad”) and HDL (“good”) cholesterol are Read More

High Carb Link to Heart Attacks

A landmark research study by Dr. Michael Shechter of Tel Aviv University’s Sackler School of Medicine and the Heart Institute of Sheba Medical Center, with collaboration of the Endocrinology Institute, shows exactly how high carbohydrate foods increase the risk for heart problems. Researchers looked at four groups of volunteers. One group ate a cornflake mush Read More

Atkins Diet Beats Low-Fat for Improving Metabolic Syndrome

Over the years, thousands of people have turned to the Atkins dietary strategy of reduced sugar and carbohydrates for its demonstrated ability to help people lose weight and keep it off. But in the last decade, emerging research has shown over and over again, that the Atkins diet can actually accomplish even more than that. Read More

Shifting From Carbohydrate to Fat for Exercise

Summary: The following information was written by Atkins professionals. The purpose of this study was to assess metabolic adaptations to a high-fat diet in endurance cyclists. Sixteen endurance-trained cyclists were randomly assigned to one of two diet groups for a period of 15 days. One group remained on their habitual diet (30% of calories from Read More

Low-Fat Diets Don’t Deliver on Heart Health

Unless you’re living on another planet, you’ve heard this message: reduce your intake of fat and cholesterol to achieve a healthy weight and decrease the likelihood of developing heart disease. In fact, the terms “healthy” and “low fat” seem inextricably linked. But now we know that the rationale for a low-fat diet is based on Read More

Atkins Position on Saturated Fat

“The thirty-year-long campaign against dietary fat is as misguided as it is futile”. That statement, written in The New Diet Revolution by Dr. Robert Atkins, is now being vindicated with startling regularity as new research continues to show. There’s good reason to believe that even mainstream researchers have come to realize that the demonization of Read More

The Importance of Low Glycemic Impact, Part 1

When you make smart carbohydrate choices, you need to know which ones have the greatest impact on your blood sugar and which do not. A controlled carbohydrate way of eating provides you with a powerhouse of nutrients to support your health and your newly stabilized blood-sugar levels. You will need to make certain trade-offs, but Read More

Myths and Facts of the Atkins Nutritional Approach

Myth: The Atkins Nutritional Approach is only effective for weight loss because calories are restricted. Fact: While some of those who follow the Atkins Nutritional Approach may eat fewer calories than before, it is not because the program is restrictive or unduly limits food intake. People who are doing Atkins may be eating fewer calories Read More

Inflammation, Eggs and a Lower Carb Eating Program

Inflammation is a silent killer. While inflammation has flown under the radar as a risk factor for disease, it’s beginning to get a huge amount of attention. In 2002, the American Heart Association Journal “Circulation” published an article called “inflammation and atherosclerosis” (1) which detailed important links between the biology of inflammation and the mechanisms Read More

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