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Fibre from carbs reduces heart disease risk
Bad news for low-carb diets
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https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle...tudy-finds

Eating more fibre, found in wholegrain cereals, pasta and bread as well as nuts and pulses, will cut people’s chances of heart disease and early death, according to a landmark review commissioned by the World Health Organization.

The authors of the review, which will inform forthcoming WHO guidelines, say their findings are good news – but incompatible with fashionable low-carb diets.

The research is led by Prof Jim Mann’s team at the University of Otago in New Zealand, who also carried out the major review that informed WHO guidance on curbing sugar in the diet, leading to sugar taxes around the world.

Sugar is a “bad” carbohydrate, but fibre is found in “good” carbohydrates such as wholegrain bread and oat-based muesli. However, the overwhelming backlash against sugar has led to popular diets that reject carbohydrates, including the fibrous sort that can, say the scientists, save lives.



If you're interested, the original study is here. Also, if you're wondering how to get your recommended 30 grams of fibre, here is an article with some suggestions.

Plenty of lovely foods on there, so it shouldn't be hard to do this and still maintain an enjoyable diet :) !
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Known something similar to this for a while now. Maybe a year or so?
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Wholegrain bread and oatmeal are staple foods of mine. :)

I've known this little blurb about it being good for your heart for a while.
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Seems like I get a lot of fibre in my diet as it is. I eat all of the foods on that recommended list quite a lot. I even had bananas in my cereal today.

Thank you for sharing this. It's important that we treat our bodies with respect and remain healthy.
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