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Children and Sugar: Are They At Risk?

Two alarming new studies indicate that children with higher sugar consumption (in drinks and food) may be at a higher risk for diabetes, heart disease and cancer later in life. In one study, conducted at Penn State’s Center for Childhood Obesity Research, researchers looked for symptoms of heart disease… Read More

Atkins Is a Low-Glycemic Approach

Everything old is new again. The latest buzzword in weight management and nutrition may be “low glycemic," but Dr. Atkins was on to it many decades ago. With Atkins, it's easy to know which foods have the lowest glycemic impact. You've probably heard the term “low glycemic" bandied about in… Read More

Athletes benefit from Low-glycemic meals

If you're a baby boomer or even if you aren't you've probably heard that the best way to get ready for exercise, particularly exercise of long duration – such as a 10-mile run -- is by loading up on carbohydrates. Even today, many dietitians continue to recommend eating pasta before an… Read More

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… 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… Read More

10 Ways Sugar Harms Your Health

1. Sugar causes blood glucose to spike and plummet. Unstable blood sugar often leads to mood swings, fatigue, headaches and cravings for more sugar. Cravings set the stage for a cycle of addiction in which every new hit of sugar makes you feel better temporarily but, a few hours later, results… Read More

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving staple. Don’t miss out on this holiday classic just because you’re on a low carb diet. Low carb Thanksgiving dessert recipes will allow you to join in on the fun without worrying about carbs. Take a look at the recipes below for a… Read More

Low Carb Turkey & Ground Turkey Recipes

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it! A roasted whole turkey is the classic way to enjoy Thanksgiving, but you can celebrate this holiday with all kinds of low carb turkey recipes, including low carb ground turkey recipes. Though Thanksgiving can be a carb-laden celebration, these recipes will help… Read More

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