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Whole grains are bad???

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  • NorthCascadesNorthCascades Member Posts: 9,864 Member Member Posts: 9,864 Member
    No they're not bad for you, unless you have a medical condition like diabetes. Yes, whole grains are healthy.

    Saying wrong things on YouTube is a way to get more people to watch your video, and then you get more ad revenue.
  • estherdragonbatestherdragonbat Member Posts: 5,287 Member Member Posts: 5,287 Member
    If eating grains is wrong, I don't wanna be right...
  • mullanphylanemullanphylane Member Posts: 171 Member Member Posts: 171 Member
    I am a type 2 diabetic, so diagnosed in December, 2019 after nearly 30 years of high blood sugar levels (which now has a medical name - pre-diabetes) I've been doing a LOT of reading as well as testing. I test my BG (Blood Glucose) first thing in the morning and two hours after meals. I also test foods to see what they do to me. So, although I am not an expert, I can talk intelligently about the disease and how different foods affect my blood sugar levels.

    One serving of oatmeal without sugar does not budge my BG (blood glucose) level. Drop in a tsp of brown sugar and it it spikes. No sugar (or sorbitol like in sugar free syrup) and no spikes.

    Other whole grain products are pretty much the same. However, if I eat 3 servings of oatmeal, my BG does spike and takes nearly 24 hours to drop back towards a more normal reading. I can eat a serving of whole grain ellbow macaroni without any problems, but not two or three servings.

    Too many carbs are bad for everyone, but all bodies need carbs which are turned into sugar which the primary food our cells "eat". Eating sensibly is one of the secrets of being/becoming healthy. So is eating balanced meals. MFP can help with that.

    Humans were designed to eat both plants and animals. We need fiber, carbs, and protein in balanced amounts. We also need to move more than we sit.

    Any fad diet is just that - a fad: "an intense and widely shared enthusiasm for something, especially one that is short-lived and without basis in the object's qualities". The video is just one more propaganda - a couple facts supported by a lot of hype and opinion.

  • psuLemonpsuLemon Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium Posts: 36,661 MFP Moderator Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium Posts: 36,661 MFP Moderator
    So Dr. Ken Berry is a board certified family practice doctor from Camden, Tennessee. I believe his primary focus is obesity and diabetics. While some of his videos have some good information, the rest are pretty much, eat a Ketogenic or carnivore based diet because it worked for him and helped cleared up some of his issues (gout). He tends to focus on the anthropological/Paleolithic approach that you should eat based on your history. Those who should eat more carbs/fruits are those with ancestors closer to the equator.

    Grains are fine, especially those less processed and having higher amounts of fiber.
    edited April 28
  • J72FITJ72FIT Member Posts: 5,527 Member Member Posts: 5,527 Member
    Whole grains are fine...
  • thakurhimanshi815thakurhimanshi815 Member Posts: 8 Member Member Posts: 8 Member
    Whole Grains Have Numerous Health Benefits
    Longevity
    Obesity
    Heart disease
    Colon cancer etc.
  • J72FITJ72FIT Member Posts: 5,527 Member Member Posts: 5,527 Member
    Whole Grains Have Numerous Health Benefits
    Longevity
    Obesity
    Heart disease
    Colon cancer etc.

    Nonsense...
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