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Special Diets – Dietary Needs

June 14, 2011

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Special Diets – Dietary Needs LOW GLYCEMIC DIET Adding a low GI food to a meal will lower the glycemic index of the whole meal. LOW-PROTEIN DIET Usually protein-restricted diets come with other restrictions as well, such as sodium, potassium, and/or phosphorus. The best way to manage this is to check the exact values at [...]

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Atkins Diet

April 24, 2011

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Nature of the diet The Atkins diet involves restriction of carbohydrates to more frequently switch the body’s metabolism from burning glucose as fuel to burning stored body fat. This process, called ketosis, begins when insulin levels are low; in normal humans, insulin is lowest when blood glucose levels are low (mostly before eating). Ketosis lipolysis [...]

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