Ahhh, nothing smells quite as enticing as freshly baked bread. Delicious cakes and pastries, not only smell good; they can make one’s mouth water. Hotdogs, hamburgers, pulled pork, chopped steak, cold cuts, fried fish, cheeses, and many grilled vegetables make a tasty meal when slapped between two pieces of bread or thrown on top of a wheat cylinder.
Unfortunately, what the bread is made out of can be a health problem. Grains contain lectins and mineral binding phytates that can irritate the digestive system over time. They contain gluten, which is a compound protein and makes up about eighty percent of the protein found in barley, wheat, and rye. They also contain opioid peptides, which are similar to the psychoactive drugs found in morphine and opium. Plus, wheat germ agglutinin, found in wheat is a very destructive lectin. Those with the autoimmune disease, Celiac disease, receive instant negative effects from eating grain, but everyone eating grains will have a mild reaction of some type of other. Even though most grains have the same problems, none cause as severe of a reaction as the consumption of wheat.
Here are some important reasons to take wheat out of your diet.
First, gluten causes:
- Intestinal cells to die and their oxidation, which can permit bacterial proteins to enter the blood stream and compromise the immune system.
- Improper digestion and lack of absorbed nutrients.
- Inflammation in the digestive tract in most people.
- Cancer in the more sensitive gluten eaters and promotes cancer in most continual gluten eaters.
- Antibodies to form in the digestive tract to protect against gluten protein, which can attack the pancreas and thyroid, resulting in type 1 diabetes or hypothyroidism, and cause heart disease.
- An increase in bad cholesterol LDL and decrease in good cholesterol.
Second, opioid peptides cause:
- Schizophrenic tendencies, which subside greatly when removed from the diet.
- The addiction to wheat products, which include withdrawal symptoms.
Third, wheat germ agglutinin causes:
- Weight gain and energy loss.
- Irritations in the digestive system and a leaky gut condition.
- Vitamin D deficiency, leading to a weakened immune system and brittle bones.
- Ulcers and GERD, which can irrupt due to the loss of mucus membrane in the digestive tract.
Much like soy products, corn syrup, aspartame, and sodium, wheat and other grains can be hard to eliminate from one’s diet because they have been used in so many other products. This makes reading labels an essential requirement when grocery shopping.
If you have developed an intestinal disorder or suffer from Celiac disease, there is a support group that you can join in the Tampa Bay area. They can help you understand the causes, symptoms, and remedies to overcome or control your digestive problems. They meet every third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. in the Mease Countryside Hospital meeting rooms 1, 2, and 3, located at 3231 McMullen-Booth Road in Safety Harbor. You can call at 727-734-0561, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the group and how they can help you.
Though bread and grain products have been associated to obesity and diabetes for many decades, the actual facts about the dangers of what they contain and how they are harmful have been left out in most cases, as a vague (no one really wants to know) issue, due to their popularity in the Western human diet. Considering how many people are suffering from obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, it is now time to take a closer look at this mealtime giant being pumped out of food factories as obvious delectable delights or hidden fillers.
Avoid getting a damaged intestinal lining, bloating, ulcers, fatigue, potential addictiveness, a blood sugar imbalance, and increasing your bad cholesterol LDL by sixty percent, chances of getting cancer, or heart disease. It is time to make a change from family and cultural traditions. Maintain your health and increase your longevity by finding substitutes and healthier alternatives to your diet. In the end, only you can control what goes into your mouth.