Refined wheat loses immense amounts of nutrients

Refined wheat loses immense nutrients

Grains provide more than half of the world's protein. They are packed with minerals, lots of B vitamins, protective compounds, and fiber. You'll want to choose whole grains because the milling process that turns whole grains into white flour or white rice removes the bran and the germ. From a commercial standpoint, refining increases shelf life, but the nutritional losses are imme4nse. When wheat is refined, 95 percent of the protective phytonutrients are lost. In enriched white flour, iron and a few B vitamins have been added back, but the antioxidants selenium and vitamin E are not. Nor are magnesium, zinc, chromium, boron, potassium, manganese, several B vitamins, essential fats, and fiber.

Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Cancer, Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine.

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