Excessive consumption of refined carbohydrates increases the risk of early death by 27%, a new study shows. Diets based on refined cereals (such as white bread or pasta) are also associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Refined cereals are, in fact, processed cereals, rich in unhealthy carbohydrates. Foods that contain such refined carbohydrates (white bread, pasta, noodles, biscuits and pastries) are harmful to the body, especially if consumed in excess.
In the study in question, researchers from Simon Fraser University analyzed the effects of eating a diet rich in refined cereals, announces digi-world.tv.
Here are the results of the study and why white bread, consumed almost daily by many Romanians, can be harmful
Their analysis included 137,130 participants from 21 countries, including those in low-, middle- and high-income areas.
The cereals in the participants’ diets were classified into three groups – refined cereals, whole grains and white rice.
Refined cereals included products made with white flour, including white bread, pasta, noodles, breakfast cereals, biscuits and pastries. While, whole grains included foods made with whole wheat flour or whole grains intact.
The analysis showed that participants who consumed more than seven servings of refined cereal products per day had a 27% higher risk of early death. It was also found that this group has a 33% higher risk of heart disease and a 47% higher risk of stroke.
That’s why researchers recommend people to limit the consumption of refined grains and opt for substitutes such as whole grains, says digi-world.tv.
To reduce your intake of refined carbohydrates, be sure to replace refined grains with whole grains as little as possible. They are rich in fiber and essential nutrients, stimulating digestion and maintaining the health of the whole body.
Source: Doctorul Zilei by www.doctorulzilei.ro.
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