3. Includes Whole Grains
Over the past few decades, consumers have been led to believe that whole grains are among the healthiest foods they can eat.
I agree 100% that whole grains are better than refined grains, although there is no evidence that eating whole grains is healthier than no grains at all.
That said, processed foods like cereals often claim to include whole grains. The problem is that whole grains aren’t always “whole.” The grains have been pulverized into very fine flour (3, 4).
They may contain all the ingredients from the grain, but the resistance to quick digestion is lost and these grains might spike your blood sugar just as fast as their refined counterparts (5).
Plus, even if a product has small amounts of whole grains in it, chances are that it contains a ton of other very harmful ingredients like sugar and high-fructose corn syrup.
Most processed food products containing whole grains aren’t really “whole” — they’ve been pulverized into very fine flour and spike blood sugar levels just as fast as their refined counterparts.