Despite overwhelming evidence, some people think all carbs are bad.
You may have noticed in our recent blogs that both Messi and Novak Djokovic eat whole grains. Researchers and medical professionals promote whole grains as healthy. So why do some people think carbs are bad?
For some people, fad diets and fitting into the popular diet trends are more appealing than long-term health. But for those of us prioritize our health over doing a popular diet, here’s how whole grains help us stay healthy.
Fiber-rich and nutrient-rich whole grains have shown to promote weight loss. On the contrary, refined grains promote weight gain. Basically, refining grains strips away their fiber and nutrients, and leaves us with junk that makes us gain weight.
Enriched refined grains lack key nutrients that whole grains have, such as phytochemicals.
Whole grains also help lower bad cholesterol.
Lowering Disease Risk
Here’s more evidence that whole grains are healthy. Whole grain carb consumption leads to:
1. 23% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease
2. 20% lower risk of death from cancer
3. 30% lower risk of having a heart attack for women
4. 43% lower risk of type 2 diabetes for women eating the highest amounts of whole grains