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Correcting Misconceptions About The Atkins Diet by Dana Carpender

First of all, the Atkins Diet is far, far from impossible, as thousands, if not millions, of happy long-term Atkins dieters can attest. Your problem apparently is that you haven't read Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, but rather are sort of making up a version of what you think Atkins is - all meat and eggs - from anecdotal reports and popular press articles. The Atkins Diet does not, does not, DOES NOT ban fruits and vegetables. Am I clear here? Really, it doesn't. Never did.

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Salt on a Low Carb Diet by Dana Carpender

Many of us agree. Salt is easily the most popular seasoning. There's a good reason for this: Salt is an essential nutrient; without it we'll die. But just as Americans "know" that fat is bad for them, they "know" that salt is bad for them. The standard wisdom, parroted over and over again, is that limiting fat and salt intake will lower blood pressure, prevent heart disease, and improve health in general.

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What We Have Learned About The Low Fat Controversy

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In the past several articles, we have been talking about how it is that fats and cholesterol became the enemies of the table. But after going through the entire story, we can see that the science of dietary fat is much more complicated than it has been presented by The Official Opinion. Article 18 of the Science of Low-Carb & Keto Diets series.

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Getting to the Truth About Cholesterol – Is It A Devil Or An Angel?

The incidence of heart disease has not declined, despite a decrease in fat intake. The most recent studies indicate that total dietary fat has no relation to heart disease risk, that monounsaturated fats (like olive oil) actually lower risk of cardiovascular disease, and that man-made trans-fatty acids (the type of fats in margarine) are the fats that are unhealthful. Article 17 of the Science of Low-Carb & Keto Diets series.

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