Want to halve the risk of heart attack? Refrain from starchy foods and sweets!

And it's not just advice naturopath and authoritative scientific opinion, published in the journal "Archives of internal Medicine".

A study conducted in Italy and participated 47000 women. Their power was observed for 7 years. It turned out that those women who ate simple carbohydrates (products made with white flour, simple sugars and white rice) are twice as likely to suffer cardiovascular disease than their more attentive to your diet girlfriend.
We are talking about how important it is to eat the "right carbs."

But let's try to bring order in the terminology. It is often said "simple carbohydrates", "complex carbohydrates". And carbohydrates are divided into good and bad. First of all, the interesting thing is that any carbohydrates are substances that the exchange process is converted into glucose. This transformation can be fast, that is, ate chocolate, white bread or white rice and glucose levels in the blood soared immediately. And when a person eats fruit, whole rice or bread made from whole flour, eat foods rich in fiber, this transformation will be slow and the blood sugar levels will rise gradually. Correct, useful or difficult are those carbohydrates that turn into glucose slowly. And the speed with which this transformation affects the cardiovascular system. This is due to several factors:
  • First, simple carbohydrates do not contain necessary for us vitamins and minerals.
  • Secondly, they are suspected of lowering levels of "good" cholesterol (HDL), and it is precisely this type of cholesterol reduces the risk of heart attack.
It is not entirely clear just one question, why do women (according to studies) were more sensitive than men to the products with a high glycemic index. The glycemic index is a research tool showing how the raised sugar levels in our blood after eating a particular carbohydrate. The lower this value is, the more useful the product. The glycemic index of pure glucose is taken as 100. And all the other carbohydrates are distributed on a scale from 0 to 100. The value of the Glycemic index less than 55 is considered low and, accordingly, the product is very useful, 56 — 70 — intermediate and above 70 is high. Frequent eating of foods with a high glycemic index is associated with such diseases as diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, hypertension. As a consequence of the development of chronic diseases, increased risk of heart attack.

Table the glycemic index of certain products. Simple carbohydrates with high
glycemic index


Complex uglevody
with a low glycemic index


Honey mashed potatoes Sugar White bread Milk chocolate Cookies Corn White rice Rice crispy cereal 87

Oatmeal Brown rice Apples Pears Plums Rye bread Vegetables Dry peas Lentils Soy Beans Buckwheat 40

When choosing guided by their glycemic index. Also interesting: the Sun is one of the most important and affordable medicines Myths about hypotension that simple carbohydrates are harmful for anybody not a secret, but the fact that they double the risk of heart attack may convince more people to switch to a less clear and more healthy foods.
Author: Julia Reznikova, naturopath, Self-medication is dangerous for life, for advice about the use of any medication, contact your doctor. P. S. And remember, only by changing their consumption — together we change the world! ©

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