There. I said it.
Grains are bad.
Ha! I said it again! But I did so because it’s true. It boggles my mind to no end when I see people starting what they call a healthy meal plan by adding grains into their food. I get it; nutritionists have been saying for decades that grains are not only good for us, but a preferred source of nutrition. Well, nothing could be further from the truth.
Why are grains bad for us when our grandparents and all their forebears ate grains without issue? It comes down to how grains have been altered in the past 50 years.
Dr. William Davis, author of Wheat Belly: “This thing being sold to us called wheat is this stocky little high-yield plant, a distant relative of the wheat our mothers used to bake muffins, biochemically light-years removed from the wheat of just 40 years ago.”
Dr. Mark Hyman, author of The Blood Sugar Solution: “This new modern wheat may look like wheat, but it is different in three important ways that all drive obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, dementia and more. It contains a super starch, amylopectin A, that is super fattening, a form of super gluten that is super inflammatory, and [acts like] a super drug that is super addictive and makes you crave and eat more”.
Think about that for a moment. Our modern wheat is different in a way that makes it more toxic to us AND more addictive. Our government heavily subsidizes wheat production. Now, think about what the reasons may be behind a lack of government-backed advice regarding the dangers of modern wheat. Scary, isn’t it?
But, it’s not all about conspiracy theories. There’s more.
I recommend reading this article on PaleoLeap.com. It’s got all the information nicely wrapped up and sourced in a way that I would rather link to than recreate or steal. After all, they did all the work already.