Is wheat the staff of life? Once you learn how wheat makes you fat, you’ll see why wheat loss = weight loss!
Gluten-free diets are trendy, but the problem isn’t just gluten. There are three hidden reasons that wheat is a major factor in obesity – as well as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, dementia, depression, and other modern ills.
3 Hidden Ways Wheat Makes You Fat
This is not the wheat your great-grandmother used to bake her bread. It is FrankenWheat – a scientifically engineered food product developed in the last 50 years.
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.
- It contains a Super Starch – amylopectin A that is super fattening.
- It contains a form of Super Gluten that is super-inflammatory.
- It contains forms of a Super Drug that is super-addictive and makes you crave and eat more.
So what about this Super Starch in this new FrankenWheat?
The first major difference of this dwarf wheat is that it contains very high levels of a super starch called amylopectin A. This is how we get big fluffy Wonder Bread and Cinnabons.
Here’s the downside. Two slices of whole wheat bread now raise your blood sugar more than two tablespoons of table sugar.
There are 5 ways the Super Gluten harms your health. Here’s one of them:
How does eating gluten cause inflammation, heart disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer?
Most of the increased risk occurs when gluten triggers inflammation that spreads like a fire throughout your whole body. It damages the gut lining. Then all the bugs and partially-digested food particles inside your intestine get across the gut barrier and are exposed to your immune system [which] starts attacking these foreign proteins, leading to systemic inflammation that then causes heart disease, dementia, cancer, diabetes and more.
These super drugs can cause multiple problems, including schizophrenia and autism. But they also cause addictive eating behavior, including cravings and bingeing. No one binges on broccoli, but they binge on cookies or cake. Even more alarming is the fact that you can block these food cravings and addictive eating behaviors and reduce calorie intake by giving the same drug we use in the emergency room to block heroin or morphine in an overdose, called naloxone. Binge eaters ate nearly 30 percent less food when given this drug.
I’ve pulled out the most interesting and easily digested (ha!) facts from a lengthy article on HuffPo. For more information, you can read the full article.
The solution? Dr. Mark Hyman suggests you go “cold turkey” on wheat for 6 weeks and keep a journal of how you feel. I think you won’t want to eat wheat again, once you see how wheat makes you fat!