f Why You Are Never Too Old For Crossfit!!!!!: Modern Day Wheat is Making You Fat and Sick!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Modern Day Wheat is Making You Fat and Sick!

Wheat or grass, as it was originally eaten, (before genetic and man made mutations) was a healthy staple in our ancestors diets.

I came upon an excellent article that explains what has happened to the wheat that our hunter gatherer ancestors collected and consumed. I have summarized it but please click on the link below to read the entire article. 

"Our hunter gatherer ancestors collected all they could from the ground for food including insects, berries, nuts, etc. In their gathering, they found that the animals were eating grass, and they became curious. They broke it down and somehow incorporated wild wheat into their diet. This grass was called Einkorn and had only 14 chromosomes."

In 1960  "the threat of a world population explosion was imminent and there was an investment made in agricultural research where lots of money and time were devoted to new ways to increase wheat yield." 
Unfortunately the resulting wheat strain, while prolific, was not entirely healthy for us. The wheat which comprises most of our diet now has either been exposed to toxic chemicals, exposed to radiation, and/or genetically modified.

"Here is why we need to stop listening to what our government is telling us about the food pyramid:"

*Modern Wheat is an Appetite Stimulant         

"When they put the wheat back, they found that the condition worsened...............  It was traced back to the gliadin protein which, when ingested, enters the brain and binds to opiate receptors where it stimulates appetite."

*Modern Wheat Raises Blood Sugar   

"Two slices of whole wheat bread raise blood sugar higher than 6 teaspoons of table sugar"

*Modern Wheat Causes Inflammation

"...people who eat wheat have autoimmune and inflammatory distress such as joint inflammation, bowel inflammation, acid reflux, inflammation of the brain, inflammation of the airways etc. In fact, there is not one system that escapes the inflammatory assault of wheat."

"First of all, taking wheat out of the diet is not as easy as might think – it is in a lot of foods – even ones we would not associate with having wheat. For example, wheat is in Twizzlers, Campbells Tomato Soup, taco seasoning, frozen dinners, cereals, salad dressings, granola bars and a lot more. Why is there wheat in so many products?....... Is it possible that food manufacturers know a little something about wheat as an appetite stimulant (on top of the fact that is it heavily subsidized by our government and therefore artificially inexpensive)?"

When you remove wheat from your diet a number of positive results can happen!!

       WEIGHT LOSS fat
  • Reduced appetite
  • Lowered blood sugar
  • Reduced joint pain
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Improvement in cognitive function
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Reduced food obsessions
  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Reduced triglycerides
  • Increased energy
  • Improved sleep

"What Can I Eat?
Eat real, single ingredient foods as much as possible. You can eat nuts, healthy fat, organic fruits/vegetables, grass-fed beef, organic chicken and turkey, wild caught salmon, cheese, organic eggs, coconuts, avocados, flaxseeds, olive and hemp oils as well as a variety of other foods that are in their natural state. The more refined a food is, the more likely it contains wheat and other byproducts of the refinement process that are just too dangerous to your health."


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