Slow carbohydrates help to protect the body from cancer

Медленные углеводы способствуют защите организма от рака

A diet rich in slow carbs, helps to reduce the level of inflammation in the body while the body becomes much better protected against the development of cancer.

According to a study conducted by specialists from the cancer center Fred Hutchinson in the United States, the slow consumption of carbohydrates is associated with reduced levels of C-reactive protein, which is a biomarker of inflammatory processes. Its concentration falls by about 22 percent. Scientists say that this aspect is very important as C-reactive protein is associated with an increased risk of developing many types of cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

Foods that contain slow carbs have a low glycemic index. This means they are digested slowly and such slow absorption does not allow sugar in the blood to rise dramatically. Increased concentration of sugar in the blood is one of the mechanisms that trigger inflammation in the body that contribute to cancerous tumors.

Scientists have experimented with dozens of volunteers, partly had overweight, partly slim. Random people were asked to eat in accordance with different diets – with slow or fast carbs. The researchers found that overweight people who ate products with slow carbohydrates, in the blood, increased levels of the hormone adiponectin. According to experts, this hormone “plays a key role in protecting against certain types of cancer, type II diabetes and liver diseases”.

Experts recommend to include in the daily diet of foods rich in “slow carbs” – is, first of all, lentils, beans and other legumes, and whole grains.