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Exposed: Ways The Flour You Consume Kills You!

There are three parts of a whole grain: the bran, germ, and endosperm. The bran, or the outer coating, is rich in fiber, antioxidants and B vitamins. The germ, the innermost layer, is high in B vitamins and also contains minerals, protein, and fat. The endosperm, found in the middle, is the starchy part of the grain and it is mostly carbohydrates.
When refined white flour is made, companies remove the bran and the germ, leaving only that starchy endosperm. This makes it more shelf-stable but results in a big nutrient loss and a subsequent ‘food’ that is harmful to our health.
Some of the most popular foods that contain white, refined flour are:
Pizza Crust
Pie Crust
As you can see, the foods that use white flour are mainly junk foods. These items not only contain the dangers of white flours but also usually include other damaging ingredients like unhealthy oils, sugar, artificial flavors, and preservatives.
Here are some of the ways that refined white flour can impact our health.
Weight Gain + Obesity
White flour doesn’t contain the micro and macronutrients we need to feel satiated and full. In one study refined grain intake was associated with an increase in visceral and subcutaneous abdominal body fat. Another thing to consider with white flour is the products that contain it are usually junk foods, like the ones I mentioned above, leading to weight gain.
Blood Sugar + Diabetes
Refined white flour has a high glycemic index, which is a scale that rates the speed at which food increases blood sugar levels. It jacks up the levels of insulin, a hormone released by the pancreas. Once released, insulin works to facilitate the movement of sugar into cells for energy. However, when high glycemic index foods are consumed there is a hyper-insulin response. One meta-analysis concluded that whole grain intake was associated with a decreased risk of Type 2 diabetes over refined grains. Another assessment of the 20th century (between 1907 and 1997) noted that the increase of refined carbohydrate consumption anywhere paralleled the rise of Type 2 diabetes.
Cardiovascular Disease
Studies show that consuming large amounts of refined grains boosts our risk of heart disease, while several large scale studies and meta-analyses indicate that eating more whole grains can protect against cardiovascular disease.
Inflammation in the body causes a whole host of diseases, including diabetes and heart disease. Evidence indicates that refined grains can boost levels of inflammatory markers in our blood. Diets low in the glycemic index, however, can reduce these inflammatory markers.
Whole grains are packed with fiber, which helps to keep us regular and eliminate unwanted toxins through our bowel movements. When we eat refined white flour, we aren’t receiving those digestive benefits. Studies also show that whole grains can impact our gut microbiota, helping us produce essential short-chain fatty acids that nourish the colon and our microbiome.
You might be surprised to know that cancer cells have many more insulin receptors than our healthy cells. Insulin is increased by sugar, and therefore, this response promotes the growth of cancer. Anti-cancer diets recommend eliminating refined white flour, and the products that contain white flour (cookies, cakes, etc.)
This article is just as clear as crystal. It means in all totality, beware of what you eat and have gotten accustomed to.

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