ACC CardiaCast: CardioNutrition – Carbs, Fiber, and Grains, Oh My!

What is the difference between a whole and refined carb? Are carbs healthy or unhealthy? In this CardioNutrition episode, Robert Ostfeld, MD, MSc, FACC, and Walter Willett, MD, PhD, discuss carbs, fiber, and grains—oh my!—and the following key takeaways:

  • Whole grains consist of the endosperm, bran, and germ, and refined carbohydrates include just the endosperm, leaving out fiber and many nutrients.
  • High-fiber healthy foods include minimally processed whole grains, beans, and lentils.
  • Advise limiting refined grains in the diet.

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Keywords: CardiaCast, Nutritional Requirements, Life Style, Diet, Nutrition Policy, Guidelines as Topic, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Primary Prevention, Fats, Dietary Fats, Fatty Acids, Omega-3, Fatty Acids, Omega-6, Diet, Ketogenic, Carbohydrates, Dietary Carbohydrates

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