5. Your Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes Goes Up—Or Down
It makes a big difference in the type of grains you have cut down on. For example, refined carbohydrates drive up palmitoleic acid which is the body’s levels of fatty acid, to raise the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. On the other hand, whole grains can lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity, and type 2 diabetes and improve blood cholesterol levels.