More Whole Grains, Less Refined Grains May Help Reduce Diabetes Risk
Recently scientists have discovered that a diet of whole grains instead of refined grains may help reduce the risk of people developing type 2 diabetes. Refined grains such as white rice is lower in nutrients and higher in additives and preservatives, which allow the sugar to rush into the body’s blood stream and increase glucose levels much faster.
In one study done by Dr. Qi Sun who conducted the studies while working at the Harvard School of Public Health focused the whole grains on brown rice and the refined grains on white rice. He was able to determine that people who eat two or more servings of white rice a week had a higher risk of getting type 2 diabetes. While people who eat two or more servings of brown rice had a lower, risk of getting, type 2 diabetes.
By switching from refined grains to a whole grain diet it could help you to lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes especially if you are already have a higher risk of developing diabetes.