Best Whole Grains for Health
When it comes to dieting, grains have been given a very bad rap. Carbohydrate fear is a very prevalent diet myth. Although eating an excessive amount of grains can be bad, so too can eating too much of anything.
The problem with carbs is not so much the carbs themselves, but the tendency of so many to eat the wrong kind of carbs. This tendency is also made much worse by the fact that too many people overindulge in these empty calories.
Good for you carbs include healthy whole grains. Whole grains like millet, quinoa, rye, kamut, oats and brown rice can be a very important and healthy addition to a diet and exercise program.
Now any product that is made with flour, not matter how healthy the flour can increase blood sugar levels. This is because when the grain in ground down into a flour it has more surface area for enzyme activity.
What this means is that flours can increase blood sugar and can therefore be high on the glycemic index. Nevertheless, if you keep grains in their natural state, or as close to their natural and original form as possible, you decrease this reaction.
By eating whole grains in a less refined state than you slow down the digestive process and keep blood sugar spikes at bay. Essentially you slow down the digestion of starch and thereby diminish blood sugar reactions.
Eating whole grains can therefore be a healthy addition to your diet. In one study it was found that by eating whole unrefined grains there was a reduced risk of type II Diabetes!
By eating whole grains in a natural state you can improve your health and diminish the chances of heart disease, Diabetes, hypertension and obesity. Now there's something you can really snack on.
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