Atkins diet supplements are recommended to supply nutrients to the body. It is really crucial you take enough supplements when doing the Atkins diet, because the diet can cause a deficiency of nutrients and vitamins due to the severe restrictions of regular carbohydrates foods.
Without those foods rich in nutrients and vitamins your body will have serious trouble. Let's take a look at the importance of all those foods for your body:
– Fruits and vegetables are useful to provide soluble and insoluble dietary fiber, as well as crucible phytonutrients and antioxidants.
– Fiber is useful to prevent heart-disease, diabetes, and constipation.
– Phytonutrients is useful to prevent cancer-protective effect, an anti-aging effect, and other related health problems.
The question is whether the dietary supplements can actually provide all the necessary nutrients and vitamins mentioned above?
Dr Atkins believes that the supplements can provide the necessary nutrients and vitamins mentioned above. They constantly advertise their supplements as complete source of nutrients and vitamins for dieters 30 different product supplements. But is it true?
According to study, it is found that the supplements only able to provide around 30% of the daily needed nutrients and vitamins. Furthermore, the supplements can not provide the necessary fiber needed for body as you need to eat raw fruits to take the fiber.
In 2002, there was a study performed by researchers at The University of Chicago and Texas. During the study, the researchers found out that after two weeks on Atkins diet, people were starting losing 258 mg of calcium in one day. The loss of calcium in the urine in such quantities can lead to serious kidney problem, mostly kidney stone forming. To make a matter worse, even if you take all the 30 Atkins diet supplements, you still can not replace all the calcium loss because Atkins Diet in itself and all the supplements have calcium deficiency.
As a result, Atkins diet program can cause some negative consequences. On paper, you might be able to achieve the weight that you want quite fast but in the long run there may be health costs that can become more over over time. You do not want to lose weight but end up in hospital, do you?
If you want to do Atkins diet, it is recommended you research thoroughly all the benefits and all the bad side effects that you might get from your physician.