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Why should I avoid foods made with white flour?

Jacob Teitelbaum
Integrative Medicine
You’ll want to avoid the white flour found in many breads and pasta, because your body rapidly converts this into sugar, giving you a sugar high and then a low. Though it’s an acquired taste (like beer), you’ll find, over time, that whole grain breads taste much better. Enjoy them in moderation.
Robynne K. Chutkan, MD
Gastroenterology

Foods made with white flour are associated with more glucose release and insulin production, which can cause weight gain and an increased risk of diabetes. Watch gastroenterologist Robynne Chutkan, MD, explain why you should avoid white flour.

Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, MS, ND
Naturopathic Medicine
You should avoid foods made with white flour because they are nutrient void; they also create insulin/blood sugar issues in the body. Watch naturopathic and nutrition expert Kellyann Petrucci, ND, explain why you should stay away from white flour.

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