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What are Net Carbs?

When you follow the Atkins Diet, aka the Atkins Nutrition Approach, you actually count grams of Net Carbs, which represent the total carbohydrate content of the food minus the fiber content and sugar alcohols (if in the product). The Net Carbs number reflects the grams of carbohydrate that significantly impact… 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… 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… Read More

Waist Size Predicts Heart Failure (more reasons to reduce your waist size)

The main reason people over 65 wind up in the hospital is heart failure, also known as “congestive heart failure." And the very best predictor of whether or not you're likely to get heart failure might surprise you. It's waist size. A new study published in the journal Circulation(1) tracked data… Read More

To Protect Your Liver, Take Five

This hard-working organ is essential to life itself and must function properly to ensure good health. Five supplements can help keep your liver healthy. Your liver weighs 3 pounds, stores minerals and vitamins, metabolizes fats, carbohydrates and protein, produces energy, manufactures proteins the body can use for repair and growth and… Read More

The Role of Dietary Fats and Cholesterol in Heart Health

The Role of Dietary Fats and Cholesterol in Heart Health It's time to demystify dietary fats and explain their impact on risk factors for heart disease and other health problems. You'll learn about the various types of fat--as well as some basics about cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides--then find out… 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… Read More

Sugar and Age-Inducing Glycation

When people have diabetes, their organs and tissues mimic those of much older individuals, meaning the disease appears to cause the body to age at an accelerated pace. Why should high blood sugar damage skin, nerves, eyes, joints and arteries? Part of the answer appears to lie in glucose's propensity,… Read More

Safe Food Handling

Here at Atkins, we care about your health. We've teamed up with Fightbac.org to keep you and your family safe. Follow these four steps to keep food safe from harmful bacteria: Bacteria can be spread throughout the kitchen and get onto hands, cutting boards, utensils, counter tops and food.… 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… Read More

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