Bread increases Cancer Risk

A recent Italian study showed a significant link between high bread consumption and renal cell cancer (Kidney).

The study suggested that it’s likely the high Glycemic Index of Bread, and the associated Insulin spikes, that caused the increased risk.

We all love bread, but it is best to limit it to a couple times a week, or just after workouts.   And even then, make sure it’s of a whole grain variety.  For the rest of the day, your carbohydrate consumption should consist of Fruit and Vegetables.   Fruits and Vegetables also have a high amount of Anti-oxidants and phytonutrients, which are all kinds of good for you.


2 responses to this post.

  1. […] Honestly, I’d take it easy on the Bread, see my post on the link between Bread and Cancer. […]


  2. Posted by tarosaij on July 6, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    What about whole wheat bread products in conjunction with other foods, doesn’t this reduce the glycemic impact? Such as eating beans and rice, or quinoa and lentils, etc. And what about combining grains with protein, like eggs and toast. Surely the spike in insulin would be reduced by the presence of protein.


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