Diets High In Carbs are Linked to Increased Risk for Dementia, Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease

by Shelby

The two most dangerous things we see the most might be linked together. Carbohydrates are packed in almost everything we eat today, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. New studies show that Carbohydrates might be the cause of this deadly disease.

According to Mercola, carbohydrates cause nearly all age related diseases. Many people might consider it normal to develop something as common as cancer, but it isn’t. These diseases are caused by a sinister called carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are not an essential element for health. In fact, optimal health lies in keeping the amount of carbohydrates in the diet to a minimum.

The supermarket departments that contain the healthy essential proteins and essential fats are the fresh meats, fresh fish and seafood, dairy and non-starchy vegetables. Everything else in the store is very high in carbohydrates, which turn to glucose, hype the metabolism and trigger the release of disease-causing hormones like insulin, cortisol and adrenaline.

Another study published by the Mayo Clinic, showed that senior adults with a diet consisting of high carbohydrates had an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease. The study stated that these seniors  may have almost four times the normal risk of mild cognitive impairment, a mental change that may precede Alzheimer’s disease.

It isn’t all carbohydrates that are deadly either. There are natural carbohydrates that are harmless to humans, but big corporations have manipulated them for profit. These carbs are called refined carbohydrates. Refined carbs have been stripped of almost all fiber, vitamins and minerals. For this reason, they can be considered as “empty” calories. They are also digested quickly, and have a high glycemic index. This means that they lead to rapid spikes in blood sugar and insulin levels after meals. Eating foods high on the glycemic index has been linked to overeating and increased risk of many diseases, including cancer.

So if you have to have your carbs stick with whole foods like brown rice, root vegetables, fruit and vegetables. Your body, your mind, and your waist line will thank you for it!

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