Vegetarians tend to consume a larger amount of wheat daily than meat
That’s right, eat wheat daily and you have a high chance of consuming over 440 extra calories a day, 365 days a year.
According to Cardiologist William Davis, modern wheat is nothing like the food our grandparents ate and remained trim on.
Modern day bread is made from an 18 inch plant created in the 60’s and 70’s by genetic research.
I can imagine some saying they eat only organic and whole grain wheat. This is like smoking filtered cigarettes and saying its better than unfiltered, not something to be advocated as a daily consumption. Even the organic whole grain brown wheat breads are filled with an opiate that is found in white processed bread.
There’s an added protein in wheat, not gluten but gliadin. Gliadin binds into the opiate receptors in your brain and in most people increases appetite. This opiate can also be the reason why some over eat bread in order to calm or sooth their nerves, that’s my theory.
For those of you thinking oh, I’ll replace wheat with crisps, think again! Most crisp manufacturers include wheat in their mix. On a recent visit to my local supermarket, I found it hard to find any product without wheat and sugar in it, including products of meats, mayonnaise, tomato paste, dried spices and herbs of all things!
Davis advocates replacing wheat with ‘real foods’ such as avocados, olives, olive oil, meat and vegetables which are least likely
to have been changed by agribusiness. Oh there goes my ryvita!
Just read the labels carefully next time you shop and see if you can buy your weekly shopping without added sugars, fructose, dextrose and wheat.
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If you've any comments, feel free to add them. Any nutritionalists out there want to enlighten us further?
(c) Alexandra P. Brown