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Eating white rice as bad as a diet high in ‘unhealthy sugars’ – why you should switch to brown

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Eating refined grains, such as white rice, is similar to eating a diet containing unhealthy sugars.
Eating refined grains, such as white rice, is similar to eating a diet containing unhealthy sugars.
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Here is some cautionary news for rice lovers: eating too many refined grains, such as white rice, can put you at risk of developing premature heart disease.

We often take for granted the connection between heart health and overall health, but a new report on the Iranian population found that eating refined grains was associated with an increased risk of premature coronary artery disease (CAD). On the other hand, whole grain consumption, such as brown rice, was linked to a reduced risk.

READ MORE | Which rice is best?

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