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To learn how refined carbohydrates can lead to panic attacks, anxiety, and sleep problems, I recommend reading my Psychology Today article: 5 Foods Proven to Cause Anxiety and Insomnia. Okay, enough already, on with the lists! REFINED CARBOHYDRATE LIST. REFINED AND SIMPLE SUGARS (often called “added sugars”)


Refined foods are processed foods that lack many of the nutrients they once had. They generally add a lot of calories to your diet, when compared to the amount of nutrients they contribute. The refining process refers specifically to carbohydrates such as grains and sugars. Many grains are refined ...


Refined carbohydrates are grain-based foods that have the bran and germ extracted during processing. The process of refining a food not only removes the fiber, but it also removes much of the food's nutritional value, including B-complex vitamins, healthy oils and fat-soluble vitamins.


Whole vs Processed vs Refined Foods. Heather Nicholds, C.H.N. I get a lot of questions about the difference between whole, processed and refined foods, and whether certain foods like dried fruit or nut butters are still considered ‘whole’.


Refined foods are foods altered from their original state. In exchange for altering the texture of the original grain or sugar, nutrients are lost and shelf-life is generally increased. A good rule of thumb when trying to contrast whole versus refined foods is that whole foods do not have a long shelf-life.


Refined carbohydrates, or refined carbs, are grain products that have been processed by a food manufacturer so that the whole grain is no longer intact. The refining or milling process removes dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. If the nutrients are added back in, the refined grains or refined carbohydrates are called enriched grains.


Refined foods have been processed or altered so that they are no longer in their natural state. This results in a loss of beneficial nutrients and fiber. High in calories and low in nutrition, refined foods are easy to overeat and less satisfying than whole foods. Eating them in moderation can help ...


Refined foods include oil, sugar, white flour and products made of these ingredients. Examples include white and wheat breads, cakes, pastries, pretzels, cookies, most wraps, chips, Doritos etc. A processed food is simply a food that has gone through a process. A processed food can be a refined food, however it can also be a healthy whole food ...


Processed foods are convenient and can even be good for you. Sometimes, however, convenience can mean large amounts of hidden sodium, fats, and sugar. Learn about 10 processed foods to avoid, from ...


A large number of ingredients, with names that you don't recognize, indicates a highly processed food. More generally, virtually every food that has a label is processed. Virtually every food that comes in a box, bag, jar, or can is processed. For more information see the pages on processed food and whole foods.