Saturday, March 3, 2012

Modern Wheat- Super Fattening, Super Addictive, and Super Inflammatory

Today's post is not about a recipe or something I made.  I stumbled upon this article from Huffpo this morning, and it resonated with me today particularly because in the last few days- I've had quite a few people questioning our "diet" or nutritional plan and it's so hard to give them an answer that will satisfy them.  Common wisdom and the Standard American Diet is just so ingrained (no pun intended) and so widely accepted that it just sounds totally bonkers to believe anything otherwise- and the thought of sounding like some crazed lunatic harping on and on about something that people think is nuts doesn't appeal to me!

So I am so glad to have found this article that as neatly as possible sums up the problems I personally believe to be true.  Are they 100% true? I don't know.  Does everyone need to live by the rules I do?  Of course not.  Here is an excerpt:

How Wheat -- and Gluten -- Trigger Weight Gain, Prediabetes, Diabetes and More
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.
  1. It contains a Super Starch -- amylopectin A that is super fattening.
  2. It contains a form of Super Gluten that is super-inflammatory.
  3. It contains forms of a Super Drug that is super-addictive and makes you crave and eat more.


  1. It's good that there are people who are getting the knowledge out there that what we call wheat today is really not wheat anymore. It has been altered so much that they really shoul call it by a different name. Wasn't it on the wheat belly blog where a recent post was done on how modern wheat is now technically goat grass?

  2. i hadn't heard that but i'll look into it? what is goat grass anyways? i wish more people would be open to this. the effects are just too broad-reaching.