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Is It Bad For You?! White Bread, Rice & Pasta (Toxic Rice?!)

Welcome back to Chat Sh*t Get Fit - Is It Bad For You? This week we go full carbohydrate and explore the world of white bread, rice and pasta commonly associated with being bad, especially in comparison to their brown/wholewheat/wholegrain varieties. The question is - is there any validity to this? Well, it's not as simple as yes and no BUT there is one key difference that when looking at the research could make a big difference to your overall health going forward.


We also dive into your responses to our Instagram polls and wow, you lot really are passionate about bread, rice and pasta...We then explore the key macro/ingredient differences between the white and brown varieties to see if there's any real difference. We finish by taking a closer look at rice and the fact it contains inorganic arsenic a toxic compound. As with most things, "the poison is in the dosage" and it's not as scary as it sounds but it's worth knowing about.


If you have any concerns please consult your doctor/ a dietician as we are neither! This information is from our own research and presented for entertainment purposes only!


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Studies Mentioned

Dietary Fiber and Risk of Coronary Heart disease A Pooled Analysis of Cohort Studies

Rectal Cancer: 20% Risk Reduction Thanks to Dietary Fibre Intake. Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Dietary Fiber and Saturated Fat Intake Associations with Cardiovascular Disease Differ by Sex in the Malmö Diet and Cancer Cohort: A Prospective Study

Dietary fiber intake and risk of colorectal cancer and incident and recurrent adenoma in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial

Dietary fibre for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease


What You Can Do to Limit Exposure to Arsenic

Scientific Opinion on Arsenic in Food

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