Pasta & Grains


Refined grains are unhealthy because the milling process, which is designed to increase a product's shelf life, strips out healthy fiber and nutrients that have been shown to decrease the risk of heart disease, certain cancers, type 2 diabetes and more, according to the Mayo Clinic. Additionally, individuals who consume a diet rich in whole grains rather than refined carbohydrates generally are healthier and live longer, according to WebMD.

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