Why Wheat is Bad For Your Health

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Seedling growing in poo

The Bottom Line (excuse the pun!) is that our stomachs are not designed to process grasses, of which wheat is one variety.

Grasses have evolved to pass through animal’s stomachs intact so that they can spread by being carried to different areas and then pooed out in their own nice little pile of fertiliser! To achieve this they have various toxic compounds that make them immune to the bacteria and acid environment of animal’s stomachs. Science is beginning to uncover a whole host of health problems linked to the consumption of wheat such as obesity, heart disease and digestive problems.
Have you ever felt bloated after a meal? Or had excessive wind? We take these things for granted but they are a sign that all is not well in your gut and this could be linked to the consumption of wheat.

The most well known disease is probably Celiac disease but the list just keeps on growing.

This is a toughie as giving up bread & pasta will probably be one of the hardest things you can do but it is possible with a little willpower. As someone who found it hard to give up french bread I can tell you that after a few weeks of not having any wheat based products I found that I did not miss them any more. Whereas sugar is addictive and can cause withdrawal symptoms you should not find the same thing with wheat. You just have to be creative such as having a hamburger wrapped in a lettuce leaf rather than a bap. Seems strange at first but you get used to it and you will feel a whole lot better.

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