A recent study seems to confirm earlier findings linking high consumption of fast-acting carbs over time with age-related macular degeneration.
Fast-acting carbohydrates are carbs that are quickly digested and absorbed, resulting in a rapid rise in blood sugar level. Examples are:
The whole-grain versions of bread, rice and pasta fall into the slow-acting carb category.
Consuming a diet high in fast carbs is also suspected of being involved in the vision loss that sometimes occurs in people with diabetes.
The study concluded that it was too early to recommend dietary slow carbs as a preventive strategy, or slow its progression, for age-related macular degeneration. Why wait for this proof some day?
Replace your fast carbs with whole grains today and take a healthy step toward preventing the preventable.