Non-refined Carbohydrate May Reduce Heart Disease Risk

People who cut saturated fats while increasing intake of refined carbohydrates like white bread and pasta have a higher risk of heart attack, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

However, the Danish researchers found that reducing saturated fats while increasing intake of non-refined carbohydrates – such as wholegrain bread and vegetables – could improve heart health.

The researchers recommended consumption of “less-refined foods, nonstarchy vegetables, fruit, and legumes” as the most practical way to reduce heart disease risk.