Carbohydrates affect blood glucose levels.The Harvard School of Public Health reports that white rice & other refined grains, pastries, sugared sodas, and other highly processed foods may contribute to weight gain, interfere with weight loss, and promote diabetes and heart disease.
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Sugar feeds every cell in the body, including cancer cells.
Sugar feeds every cell in the body, including cancer cells. Simple sugars enter the bloodstream quickly & cause a rise in insulin & other growth promoting hormones. High levels of these hormones may increase the growth of cancer cells. Complex carbohydrates do not affect insulin the same as simple sugars. Complex carbohydrates include foods like fruit, vegetables, beans, & whole grains. Substitute complex carbohydrates for simple sugars & reduce risk of cancer, diabetes & more.
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