What would a plate of eggs be without toast? Lunch without sandwiches, a sausage sizzle without white bread, or a meat pie without the tasty crust?
Wheat, more than any other food type (including sugar, fat and salt), is woven into the fabric of our everyday lives. It has become such a fundamental part of our diet that it seems essential to our lifestyle. But according to expert cardiologist, Dr William Davis M.D., wheat is actually doing us more harm than good. It’s also making us fat.
Because of its effect on the brain, wheat is actually an appetite stimulant: one taste makes you want more — more biscuits, bread, chocolate, and pizza. For some of us, wheat yields peculiar drug-like neurological effects that can be reversed with medications used to counter the effects of narcotics.
Wheat also causes bloating. It’s high in the complex carbohydrate, amylopectin, which is a type of carb that dramatically causes a surge in blood sugar. So, aside from the extra fibre, eating wholemeal bread is hardly any different from having a Snickers bar. The higher our blood glucose rises after eating, the greater the insulin level and the more fat is deposited.
Understanding that wheat has the potential to generate euphoria, addictive behaviour, bloating and appetite stimulation means that we have a potential means of easy weight control: lose the wheat and we lose the weight.
Adapted from Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight. Click here to get your copy today!
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