3 Reasons To Never Eat Wheat Article
Reason #1 — Wheat causes blood sugar disruption, glycation of your cells, increases aging, causes weight gain, and boosts the risk of diabetes.
First, let’s clarify some simple biochemistry:
Glycation of your cells
this deals with the process of glycation in your body, and substances called Advanced Glycation End Products (AGE’s). Glycation is the result of the typically covalent bonding of a protein or lipid molecule with a sugar molecule, such as fructose or glucose, without the controlling action of an enzyme. These damaging compounds called AGE’s speed up the aging process in your body including damage to your organs, your joints, and your skin.
So with that said, what is one of the biggest factors that increase production of AGE’s inside your body? This may surprise you, but high blood sugar levels over time dramatically increase age-accelerating AGEs in your body. This is why many type 2 diabetics seem to age quicker and look older than their real age. But this age-increasing effect is NOT just limited to diabetics.
There is a little-known fact that’s often covered up by the massive marketing campaigns of giant food companies. Wheat contains a very unusual type of carbohydrate not found in other foods called Amylopectin-A. Starches such as wheat that are high in amylopectin are digested and absorbed more quickly than starches with a high amylose content and produce larger postprandial (after meal) glucose and insulin responses which have been found in some tests to spike your blood sugar HIGHER than even pure table sugar. In fact, amylopectin-A (from wheat) raises your blood sugar MORE than almost any other carbohydrate source on earth based on blood sugar response testing that’s documented in studies.
This means that wheat-based foods such as breads, bagels, cereals, muffins, and other baked goods often cause MUCH higher blood sugar levels than most other carbohydrate sources.
To confirm this research for yourself, run your own blood sugar test! I ran a personal blood sugar tests using a blood glucometer about 45 minutes after eating 2 slices of wheat bread vs eating a bowl of oatmeal, with equivalent grams of carbohydrates.
The blood sugar test results of wheat vs oatmeal:
2 slices of whole wheat toast:
45 minutes after consumption: Blood sugar spiked from 86 fasting level to 150 (that’s a massive blood sugar reading!)
1 Bowl of Oatmeal (equivalent grams of carbs to 2 slices wheat toast)
45 minutes after consumption: Blood sugar increased from 86 fasting level to 115
As you know now, the higher your average blood sugar levels are over time, the more AGE’s are formed inside your body, which makes you age FASTER! If you’re not sure, 150 is a massive blood sugar reading! Not only that, but the high blood sugar spikes caused by wheat also makes your body pump out more insulin which makes you pack on more body fat.
These massive blood sugar spikes from eating wheat daily also cause damage over time to your blood sugar regulation system, harming your pancreas, causing insulin resistance, and eventually causing type 2 Diabetes. I think we have a strong case against eating so-called “healthy” wheat!
Reason #2 — Gluten and other gut-damaging compounds
The topic of gluten is on fire in the media lately but most people are confused as to whether there’s any real health risks for the average person, not just for those with Celiac disease.
The truth is that even if you are not officially “gluten intolerant” or “gluten sensitive“, there are hundreds of published studies that indicate that gluten can cause inflammation in your digestive system and “permeability” in your gut, which can lead to a health condition that’s on the rise lately called Leaky Gut, as well as other digestive and autoimmune problems.
Scientists theorize that the reason gluten is causing these digestive system problems is due to the excessive hybridization of wheat over the last 50 years. This has created newly modified gluten molecules that are foreign to the human digestive system compared to the wheat our ancestors ate.
Reason #3 — Anti-nutrients and mineral blockers in wheat
The third reason that wheat is terrible for you is that it contains what’s called, “anti-nutrients“, which are naturally occurring compounds in the wheat plant, but can cause undesirable effects in humans that eat too much of them. One of these anti-nutrients is called phytates, which block the body’s absorption of certain minerals like zinc, iron, manganese, and calcium if you eat wheat too often.
Again, most people eat wheat with almost every meal (cereal in the morning, sandwich at lunch, and pasta or bread at dinner), This can cause mineral deficiency in your body over time that leads to many health conditions. Beside phytates, wheat has other mineral blockers and anti-nutrients known as lectins which can cause gut irritation, yet another reason to minimize or eliminate wheat from your diet.
In summary, there’s absolutely nothing “essential” about wheat in the human diet…It simply does more harm than good…period.