Sunday, September 4, 2011

Eating Too Much White Rice, Can Lead To Diabetes

Recently, scientists found that people who eat white rice after all this time have high blood pressure, and elevated levels of harmful fats and sugar in the blood, and low levels of good cholesterol. Wide waist circumference is one result of eating too much white rice.

"In the body, rice is very easily converted into sugar. Compared with grains that contain more fiber and has a low glycemic index," said Frank Hu, associate professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.

His research involved 1900 men and women in Costa Rica, Hu and other researchers found that people who regularly swap a portion of white rice with whole grains had a 35 percent lower risk of triggering the symptoms of diabetes.

Participants who participated in the study between 1994 and 2004, at the beginning of his research no one had diabetes. Costa Rica is now the country is a high level of risk of diabetes due to increased consumption of white rice and lower intake of carbohydrates from whole grains.
Hu suggested that began to reduce and replace white rice with brown rice, nuts or seeds to get a source of carbohydrates that have a lower sugar content.

White rice including simple carbohydrates that contain high sugar content, when ingested, will immediately become energy quickly and increase blood sugar levels. But the simple carbohydrates can not store glycogen reserves.

Conversely types of carbohydrates such as yams, maize, cassava, oatmeal, wheat bread, brown rice is a complex carbohydrate and low sugar levels full longer hold up to 6 hours.


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