Type 2 Diabetes Risk
and Whole Grain Foods
March 12, 2010
is long known type 2 diabetes can be prevented by changing the types of
foods you eat. Is it possible that simply switching to whole grain
foods can help? A
new study that looked at 39,765 men and 157,463 women suggests that the
answer is yes.
The researchers completed the study and discovered the following facts:
- People eating 5 or greater servings of white rice
weekly had a 17 percent increased risk of getting diabetes
(compared to those eating less than 1 serving per month).
The researchers calculated that if you were to eat 50 grams daily of
whole grains foods rather than white rice, you cut your risk of
diabetes by 36%.
- People eating 2 or greater servings of brown rice
weekly cut their risk of diabetes by 11 percent (compared to
those eating less than 1 serving per month).
This is a significant finding and for those at risk of developing or
have diabetes, this simple change can be very significant.
Moreover, whole grains foods have a low glycemic index which can be
extremely helpful in preventing blood sugar spikes. Find out the glycemic index of all kinds of
foods in this easy-to-understand article.
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