Health Benefits of Whole Grains and Amylase Inhibitors

Another of the health benefits of whole grains is that many whole grain foods have what are called amylase inhibitors. The short summary of this is that an amylase inhibitor will serve to reduce the increase in blood glucose levels after meals (postprandial blood glucose levels). As is the case of the fiber, protein, fats and other nutritional benefits of whole grains, this beneficial effect of whole grains is wonderful for non-diabetics who can tolerate the carbohydrate load, but if you are diabetic it may not be enough! Have a critical eye for this when you read studies that seem to imply that you should be able to eat whole grains with impunity as a diabetic who is not medicated and practicing dietary control of diabetes.

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