Allowed and prohibited foods
The Atkins diet clearly marks several food groups that we can consume, we emphasize that the diet consists of the consumption of 90% protein and fat.
- red meats, sausages
- fish Seafood
- butters, margarines, oils, mayonnaise
- milk creams, whole yogurt, cheeses, etc.
Carbohydrates will gradually add to the diet as they go overcoming the phases of the diet. At first, they are obtained from vegetables, completing with the remaining 10% 100% food.
- Bread and flour
- pasta and rice
- high fiber vegetables
Fiber consumption is reduced to the maximum because it prevents the absorption of fat in the intestine. The green vegetables are limited to 50 grams per meal.
This diet has been highly criticized due to the high consumption of proteins and fats that have been shown to be very harmful to health. How are those that affect the good circulation of the arteries raising the danger of suffering from the heart.
La no fruits and almost no vegetables they result in a lack of many essential minerals and nutrients. And finally, the lack of fiber causes problems of constipation so the cleansing of the body does not occur as it should.
Broadly speaking, the Atkins diet is not one of the healthiest we can find on the market, it is designed for those more carnivorous people and fewer female farmers, so to speak, because as can be seen, the consumption of fruits and vegetables is almost non-existent.