By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. Whole grains are healthful, while refined grains (foods made from flour) can be harmful, particularly if you are overweight or have high blood sugar levels. A recent review of 20 studies, with 2,282,603 participants and 191,979 deaths during the study periods, found that greater intake of whole grains was significantly associated with lower risk of … [Read more...] about Eat Whole Grains, Not Flour
Should You Avoid Gluten?
By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. A July 23, 2015, Gallup Poll shows that 21 percent of North Americans are trying to avoid gluten, a component of wheat, when fewer than 1 percent actually need to do so. If following a gluten-free diet causes people to consume fewer foods made with flour — such as bread, muffins, cookies and pasta — they may lose weight and lower their risk for diabetes, … [Read more...] about Should You Avoid Gluten?