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Ask the Nutritionist: The Scoop on Sugar Alcohols

Q: What are sugar alcohols and how do they impact Net Carb count? A: Many low-carb products are sweetened with a form of sugar called sugar alcohols. Sugar alcohols come in the form of ingredients such as glycerin, mannitol, sorbitol, xylitol, erythritol, isomalt, lactitol and maltitol. Sugar alcohols provide a sweetness and mouth feel similar Read More

AC Nielsen reports big trends in health for 2006 – Low-Sugar Products

The second trend noticed by Nielsen has to do with glycemic control, long a key concept of the Atkins Advantage program. As readers of this website know, the glycemic index measures how quickly certain foods release carbohydrates into the body, raising levels of both blood sugar and insulin. The control of this mechanism by eating Read More

10 Reasons Why Sugar Is Bad for Your Health

The cornerstone of the Atkins lifestyle is limiting carbs—the compounds that make up the sugars in foods. But why is that sugar bad for you? We’re letting you in on some of the secrets behind the effects of sugar on the body. 1. Sugar causes glucose levels to spike and plummet. Unstable blood sugar can Read More

5 Low Carb Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Don’t miss out on your favorite holiday classics like pumpkin pie just because you’re on a low carb diet. Atkins offers a variety of Thanksgiving dessert recipes that will allow you to join in on the fun without worrying about the carbs. Browse our five favorite traditional dessert recipes for Thanksgiving below. 1. Pumpkin Pie Read More

4 Low Carb Ground Turkey Recipes

Turkey isn’t just for Thanksgiving. Ground turkey recipes make for delicious and low carb meals year-round. That’s because ground turkey is an incredibly versatile ingredient that’s easy to cook with, whether you’re making a breakfast hash or tasty burger. If sticking to a healthy diet is a personal goal, then Atkins has four easy and Read More

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