“It’s like white flour, like sugar”: nutritionist Solomatina called porridge dangerous to health

According to nutritionist Elena Solomatina, semolina can be considered hazardous to health – it has a too high glycemic index and is very high in calories.

— Semolina is like white flour, like sugar. It does not bring anything to the body, no nutrients, except calories and energy, – the expert notedMoscow 24.

Solomatina added that semolina does not contain fiber, which is found in porridge made from whole grains.

A dangerous property of semolina porridge is that it increases blood sugar levels and can lead to obesity.

br>Why was semolina considered a valuable product before? The fact is, reminds Solomatina, that in war and post-war times, high-calorie dishes were very much appreciated, times were hungry and difficult. People needed to get strength to work.

Now, on the contrary, you should choose low-calorie foods containing fiber. Modern people, as a rule, move little and eat a lot.

In defense of semolina, it should be said that it contains a lot of phosphorus and protein, which have a positive effect on immunity, as well as vitamins B1, B2, B6, E , H and PP, iron, magnesium and calcium.

Semolina ranks first in carbohydrate content among cereals, which makes it useful for people who spend a lot of time in the gym and work to increase muscle mass, as well as for those whose work involves hard work. It is famous for its enveloping effect, therefore it is suitable for people with high stomach acidity, gastritis and colitis.

As for excess weight, you need to pay attention not only to weight indicators, but mainly to the waist. An increase in waist circumference is a direct sign of insulin resistance, which leads to the development of type 2 diabetes. For men, the critical mark is a waist of 102 centimeters, for women – 88.

Symptoms of insulin resistance:

  • high blood sugar
  • high blood pressure
  • difficulty achieving normoglycemia (in these cases they say “insulin is like water”)
  • weight gain
  • difficulty losing weight despite dieting
  • increased appetite

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