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The Hamptons Diet offers new twist on Atkins Diet: healthy oils

Monday, May 03, 2004
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: processed foods, healthy oils, low-carb diet

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Get ready to hear about the Hamptons Diet -- a new, healthy twist on the traditional Atkins diet that encourages eaters to shift to healthier oils and avoid processed foods that contain metabolic disruptors like refined white flour. The Hamptons Diet is based on low-carb, but it goes much further in teaching people which oils to eat. It's being promoted by Dr. Fred Pescatore, former medical director of the Atkins Center.

One of the problems with the low-carb diet has been the widespread consumption of unhealthy fats like animal fat (saturated fat), hydrogenated oils and soybean oil, which is high in omega-6 fatty acids. I've written an entire book on the dangers of low-carb dieting called Low-Carb Diet Warning, where some of these nutritional issues are discussed in more detail. But the bottom line is simple: too many low-carb dieters are simply trading one category of disease-promoting foods (processed carbs and milled grains) for another (saturated fats, excessive animals proteins, hydrogenated oils, artificial chemical sweeteners). While they may drop some serious pounds, they're simultaneously threatening their long-term health.

The Hamptons Diet, as I presently understand it, is an improvement on the Atkins Diet because it reveals the healthy fats that people should be consuming. For years, the traditional Atkins Diet didn't distinguish between good fats and bad fats. Only recently has the Atkins Center clarified its position on the subject. But the Hamptons Diet makes healthy oils a foundation of its nutritional advice.

It also gets my vote by advising people to avoid processed foods, which are precisely the foods that promote chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer, obesity and heart disease. Manufactured, brand-name foods are almost never healthy foods. The way to eat healthy is to purchase ingredients in bulk, like vegetables, fresh meats, quinoa, and fruits, then prepare them yourself. It doesn't take a long time to prepare those foods, either: I typically spend less than five minutes preparing each meal, and I eat five to six meals every day. With the right recipes, you don't need to be a chef to make healthy meals fast.

It will be interesting to get my hands on this new book, the Hamptons Diet, and see how it plays out in print. A lot of people will undoubtedly dismiss the diet as "too expensive" on account of the high price of healthy oils. But I've always said that healthy foods would be a bargain at twice the price because they keep you out of the doctor's office, out of the hospital, off prescription drugs and on your feet enjoying life. Heck, the price of a single day's stay in the hospital will buy you an entire year's supply of olive oil. One major surgical procedure is equal to a lifetime of healthy oils, cost-wise. So stop fretting about the cost of these healthy oils and just get your financial priorities straightened out: health first, cars and TVs second.

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

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