August 25, 2012

Atkins DietThe Atkins diet is one of the most promoted and best known low-carb diets created by American cardiologist and health care expert Robert Atkins in early 1970s. The diet appeared as a result of extensive personal research and studies to solve his own overweight condition, and the approach created by Atkins was popularized through several books about the diet, as well as numerous publications and supporting scientific studies which are counted over 80. The diet is based on the assumption that consuming low-carb foods can give us a metabolic advantage since it takes more calories to burn fat compared to burning carbs. The Atkins diet foods include mainly some raw unprocessed foods, preferably natural, with a low glycemic index, but with certain exceptions (brown rice, white bread, pastas, grains, nuts, etc.). The most important effects of Atkins diet include faster metabolism, lower blood cholesterol levels, improved insulin resistance and reduced risks of suffering from type 2 diabetes, and so on. Read the rest of this entry »