Most Helpful Guys
Refined being in Japan (boatload of white rice). That said, I'm kind of skeptical of claims that tie white rice to type-2, e. g., since eating white rice on a daily basis was something that was around since I was a boy, and including when my Japanese side of the family were children, and type-2 has only become a recent growing problem.
There are a lot of other factors to the Japanese diet that have changed since when I was a boy, including say, a much larger consumption of processed foods (when I was a boy everyone shopped for groceries daily and primarily consumed home cooking; nowadays many people are getting food from the convenience store).
That said, my wife and I make an effort to eat whole grains (and just high-fiber carbs in general) whenever possible regardless. It's just difficult to avoid white rice in Japan. It's always one of the most commonly things served at restaurants, other people's homes, etc.
Most Helpful Girls
Probably equal tbh... I think I like refined more, but that’s usually because it’s sweeter and bad for you 😛 so we have whole grains at home but it’s generally white breads, rice and pastas when we’re out
I eat mostly refined grains. The reason why... well really it’s not a reason lol. I just do