Three daily portions of whole grains appear to be as powerful as high blood pressure medications in alleviating hypertension. * If you plan to improve your diet, please work with your medical team so they can safely wean you off medications as needed.
Insufficient intake of fiber-rich foods may lead to the stiffening of our arteries associated with risk of having a stroke. Therefore, a high dietary fiber intake may be beneficial for stroke prevention.
Take the Daily Dozen challenge and see how easy it is to incorporate fiber-rich foods into your daily routine: https://nutritionfacts.org/daily-dozen-challenge/. Watch the video "Can Oatmeal Reverse Heart Disease?".
How common is gluten sensitivity? Are there benefits of gluten? Why does the medical profession explicitly advise against people who suspect they might be gluten intolerant from just going on a gluten-free diet?
White rice is missing more than fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Phytonutrients such as gamma oryzanol in brown rice may help explain the clinical benefits, and naturally pigmented rice varieties may be even healthier.