This article is a “Shock” to read. But, if we don’t wake up to the FACTS, and get hip to what happens when we’re in the food rich world we live in, bad things can and will happen to us. So brace yourself, this information may have the same effect as jumping into a cold shower!
This informative article is written by Kelley Herring for the Healing Gourmet, and has So Much info in it, I’m not sure where to start describing it’s contents.
In my personal case there were many “unconnected dots” that have been hanging around in my mind that all became “connected”. A true AhHa moment if you will. I have taken the information in this article seriously, so seriously that I am in the process of eliminating “Wheat” from my diet, and my family’s diet. NO easy task I must say, when you start looking into it, ‘everything’ seems to have wheat in it. And, let’s face it, so many of our favorite foods are baked goods, and foods that traditionally have been made with Wheat.
I am happy to report that since the winding down of Wheat in my food intake, I feel so much more agile, and energetic (no joke). Kelley also points out at the end of the article how we can use alternatives, and still enjoy baked goods.
I guess the main point to realize is that we’ve all been sold a pack of lies about Bread (not the bread in our wallets, but the bread we consider one of our primary food staples). As you will discover in this article, the Bread and Wheat products we’re eating these days in a word are “toxic” to our systems. This is due to a variety of reasons that you will learn about when you read the source article.
This may sound like an alarmist turnoff, but you need to have and keep an open mind about this topic. If you take the time to read this, and do your own background research, you just might uncover some truth that will help you and your precious family members to avoid some self destructive behavior, that over time the cumulative effects on your health will be very detrimental. After all, one of the main ways to maintain a state of optimum health is to side-step and minimize the intake of toxic substances that we have control of. What we choose to put in our mouths and thus our blood streams is something that most of us directly control on a daily basis.
Here are some of the main points contained in Kelley’s article;
“The average American consumes 55 pounds of Wheat flour every year, making refined flour the #1 source of calories in the American Diet – a situation that nutrition expert Chris Kresser describes as, “a public health catastrophe.”
So, what is the truth about bread and Wheat?
Is it the perfect poison… or an essential daily food?
Is “gluten-free” bread better for you than regular bread?
And can you still eat bread… while maintaining a lean body and optimal health?
The answers to these questions may surprise you!
So, let’s get right to it and discuss the 5 most dangerous lies you’ve been told about bread… and be sure to read #5 – the biggest surprise of all”
Here is the first of 5 “Bullet Points” from Kelley’s article;
If you’ve set foot in a grocery store or read a newspaper in the last 50 years, you’re familiar with the message that whole grains are healthy… and the more you eat, the better off you’ll be.
This is a LOT more than a “little white lie” invented to sell cheap agricultural products at huge markups… it is the biggest health scam ever perpetrated on the public!
Of course, this message comes to you from the same corporate interests and government health nannies who urged you to replace farm-fresh butter with heart stopping trans-fat (in the form of industrially-manufactured margarine).
The truth is that there is nothing “essential” about whole grains. In fact, they are among the unhealthiest foods you can consume.
One of the most important reasons is that… Whole Grains Spike Your Blood Sugar
You probably know that high glycemic foods cause a rapid rise in blood sugar and insulin.
This triggers a cascade of inflammation and increases your risk for cancer, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, fatty liver and diabetes.
And it doesn’t make you look very good either… ”
There is just too much information in Kelley’s article to underscore it all here, better to get into all the details directly in the source article. So, CLICK HERE to read Kelley’s article.