Eating Wheat Shouldn’t Even Be a Cheat
Reason #1: Wheat raises one's blood sugar more than any other food
More than a candy bar, more than soda, you name it.
This leads you to get diabetes. Here’s how.
Wheat is the number one offender for sending blood sugar levels into the stratosphere.
Why is this a problem?
When glucose levels rise, insulin is released to help take care of the glucose, since too much glucose in the blood is toxic.
The higher one’s blood glucose after eating, the greater one’s insulin levels, and as a result, the more fat is deposited on our bodies.
This is why, say, eating an omelet with veggies and cheese that causes no increase in blood sugar and thus, no glucose released, ultimately means no fat added to the body. Whereas just two slices of whole wheat bread, which increases one’s blood glucose to incredibly high levels, ultimately triggering insulin and thus, the growth of fat over the long term.
What is especially worrisome is that eventually, your body can become resistant to insulin.
The more foods you eat which continually spike your blood sugar and cause a release of insulin to rush out and save the day? Eventually, your insulin can actually stop working. You essentially wear out the system, through overuse.
This is when one gets diabetes.
Reason #2: It makes you fat (aka, gives you a tire around the middle)
Triggering high blood sugar repeatedly and over sustained periods also causes fat to accumulate. And exercise cannot alter this. It's an inevitable result of the chemicals interplay in one’s body when consuming wheat. The consequences of which tend to be especially visible in the abdomen. You could call this a “wheat belly.”
The bigger a person's wheat belly, the poorer one’s response to insulin.
Since the deep visceral fat of the wheat belly is associated with poor responsiveness to insulin, demanding higher and higher insulin levels, it is a situation that leads to diabetes.
Reason #: Results in bones breaking easier
Wheat also disrupts the body's pH levels to significant degrees, resulting in almost certain weakening of bones.
And, taking calcium supplements to counteract the problem is no more effective at reversing this bone loss than randomly tossing some bags of cement and bricks into your backyard is at building a new patio.
Modern eating patterns create a chronic acidosis that leads us to osteoporosis, bone fragility, and fractures.
The prevalence of arthritis leads us to believe that this is an unavoidable accompaniment of aging.
Joints have the potential to serve us for eight or so decades of our life…until we ruin them with excessive acidity and inflammatory molecules, such as what we obtain from eating wheat.
Reason #4: Wheat ages your skin horribly
AGEs (Advanced Glycation End-products) is an important term to know.
The higher the blood sugar and the longer blood sugars remain high, the more AGEs will accumulate and the more organ damage results.
All it takes is a little extra blood sugar, just a few milligrams above normal, and you have AGEs doing their dirty work and mucking up your organs.
Reason #5: It makes your thinking muddled
It messes with you on a neurological level, making one thinking murky.
Eating wheat has even been proven to increase symptoms of schizophrenia. On the flip side, people with schizophrenia who cut out wheat, a significant degree of them experienced a decrease in symptoms, and for some, their symptoms even vanishing altogether.
That point aside though, wheat can actually damage your brain. Yes, I will say that once more. Consumption of wheat can actually damage your brain. This can reveal itself in dementia, seizures, and more.
Reason #6: Wheat makes your skin look bad
Wheat destroys your skin, causing acne and inflammation of the skin.
All manner of skin conditions often vanishes upon cutting wheat from one’s diet.
Wheat also ages you considerably, making skin more wrinkled and less radiant.
Reason #7: Wheat is highly addictive
Anytime you eat it, it triggers a boost in your feel-good brain chemicals.
Many people report feeling literally addicted to bread and wheat. Some even going through mild depression for a couple of days initially on cutting it out.
This, of course, just keeps you eating routinely, and more, of this health-destroying item.
Conclusion: Cut wheat from your diet. Don’t just have it “occasionally,” since any time you eat it, all of the above happens and is then put into motion. Each time you eat wheat, all of the above damage happens. Thus, removing wheat from your diet entirely, along with exercising regularly, keeping sugar consumption quite low (to just once or twice a week), getting solid sleep each night, and eating a nutritional diet, will change your life for the better.
Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Way Back to Health by Dr. William Davis
Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar- Your Brain’s Silent Killers by David Perlmutter and Kristin Loberg
The Perfect Health Diet by Paul Jaminet and Shou Ching Jaminet
The Paleo Manifesto by John Durant