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Trans Fats, Deep Frying and Atkins
Just about every low carb diet, from Atkins to South Beach to the Zone, warns against deep frying and using trans fats. This is because trans fats can raise your risk of Type II Diabetes by 40% or more.
Polyunsaturated and Monounsaturated Good Fats
You´ve heard just how bad Trans Fats are for you. But remember that not all fats are bad - some, used by Mediterranean cuisine for thousands of years - are quite healthy!
Omega-3 Fats, Fish Oil, DHA and EPA
One of the most important fats to have in your diet is the Omega-3 oil, found primarily in fish. This oil has been shown to help prevent cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer´s and much more.
Litesse and Polydextrose - Artificial Sweetener
Litesse is an artificial sweetener used in Lindt chocolates and other products. It is also called polydextrose. Like Splenda, it is a product created from sugar, but only has 25% of the calories.
Prevention Total Body Guide
The Prevention Total Body Guide is put out by the well known Prevention magazine group. It gives 10 minute workouts and promotes the low carb diet.
Fried Eggs with Red Wine Vinegar
This simple fried eggs with red wine vinegar recipe can be used for a quick breakfast, or for a snack any time during the day.
Lindt Low Carb Chocolates
One of the things I missed most on a low carb diet was good quality chocolate. I was thrilled to see that Lindt had come out with low carb versions of their confections.
Hydrogenated starch hydrolysates and Sugar-Free Candies
If you´ve been buying sugar free candies, you´re sure to have seen Hydrogenated starch hydrolysates on the ingredient lists. This corn product has 0g of sugar!
CVS Sugar Free Gummy Bears
I have a weakness for gummy bears, but on the Atkins diet we are trying to avoid sugar-filled candies and treats. Luckily CVS has come out with a sugar free gummy bear using Hydrogenated starch hydrolysate!
Easy Low Carb Sangria Recipe
Sangria is a light, fruity drink that´s perfect for sipping. This easy recipe is low carb, perfect for atkins and south beach dieters, and is quick to make!
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