World Health: Starches are essential for the heart and are not responsible for weight gain

The World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed evidence of the benefits of eating starchy foods, which many consider to be "harmful" to health and cause weight gain. People have increased their intake of fiber in general,


The World Health Organization (WHO) has found evidence of the benefits of starch, which many may consider "harmful" to health and cause weight gain.

People should increase their intake of fiber in general, though they are present in carbohydrates, such as bread, pasta and cereal chips, the group said.

Increased intake of fiber reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic diseases, according to Sky News.

The new evidence contradicts the famous theory that starches are "harmful" to health, pushing for weight gain and raising body fat.

"Most of us consume less than 20 grams of fiber per day, but our studies confirm that a person should eat 25 to 29 grams," said lead author Andrew Reynolds.

The health benefits of fiber diets, which are found in wheat, fruit and vegetable products, are derived from their chemical composition and their effect on metabolism, a study supervisor confirmed.

REF: https://www.emaratalyoum.com/online/follow-ups/2019-01-12-1.1171970