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Wednesday, 1 February 2012

High fiber, low carbohydrate diet dramatically lowers inflammatory disease risk.

Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have published the result of a study showing that a diet rich in slowly digested carbohydrates, such as leafy green vegetables, legumes and other high-fiber foods, significantly reduces markers of inflammation associated with the onset of chronic disease. The work, reported in The Journal of Nutrition, explains that a diet rich in high-fiber foods significantly improves insulin signaling and resistance that promote life-shortening diseases including cancer, cardiovascular, stroke and dementia.
Many health-minded people know the importance of avoiding processed carbohydrates and sugar-laden foods while increasing dietary fiber. Dr. Neuhouser concluded "Whenever possible, choose carbohydrates that are less likely to cause rapid spikes in blood glucose... these types of low-glycemic-load carbs include whole grains; legumes such as kidney beans, soy beans, pinto beans and lentils as well as fruits such as apples, oranges, grapefruit and pears." This study provides another chapter to the growing body of research that demonstrates the importance of dietary choices to prevent heart disease, cancer, diabetes and most chronic illnesses.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, another interesting article for us all to read, we certainly get a wide choice in articles.

Surely a lower carb diet, with a cut down on processed carbs just makes such good sense.

It is not only diabetes that improves (the reading on my meter dropped quite significantly)it also helps a variety of other ailments too.