Refined grains have been processed so heavily that pretty much all of the health value of the original whole grain is destroyed. That means that eating products like white bread, flour tortillas, and baked goodies delivers a blast of carbs that immediately break down to sugar in your system. This increases the cytokines and other pro-inflammatory compounds in your bloodstream, leading to arthritis pain.
Sugar is also cancer’s favorite food, so having a chronically high blood sugar level can make it easier for cancer to spread. Instead, switch to much healthier whole-grain options for your bread, cereal, pasta, and rice.