If You’re Eating a Low-Carb Diet
Potential Deficiencies: Guys following Atkins, South Beach, and other low-carb diets are at risk of becoming deficient in fiber, B vitamins, antioxidants, and phytochemicals such as beta carotene, vitamin C, folate, and vitamin E, warns Moskovitz.
The Risks: Not getting enough of these nutrients can make you moody and tired, and may also increase the likelihood of getting cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
The Safeguard: “To hit your nutritional marks, take a multivitamin and avoid staying in carb-restrictive phases for too long. It’s also important to eat plenty of Atkins-friendly nuts, seeds, and vegetables (like lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, asparagus, cauliflower, broccoli and mushrooms, and avocado), to boost your nutrient intake,” advises Moskovitz.
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