You cannot imagine not eating grains, bread, pasta and pastries. They are such a big part of your diet you think you cannot or will struggle to even contemplate living without them. But like so many things we simply do and go along with from the past without examining them closely, eating grains is one of the most damaging things a person can do to their body.
They are addictive, processed foods that we were never meant to eat. The regenerative powers of youth don’t really allow us to realize what is going on so when we get older, ’all of a sudden’ we have all these health issues. It’s not your age, it’s your long-term diet.
Did you know?
- Bread is the first processed and mass-produced food.
- Created by a pharaoh to feed his slaves – not make them healthy but feel full and continue slaving. No thought whatsoever for the long-term health of their human livestock, their slaves.
- Grains are a fancy way of saying grass seeds.
- You did not evolve to eat grass nor grass seeds, no matter how much processing is involved.
- The only way to “safely” eat them is to fast afterwards, to force your gut to act atypically, putting body in starvation mode. Sheer idiocy to eat something you must starve yourself to consume safely.
- They are a slow poison, so as you age your fatness and unhealthiness increases slowly, seemingly natural.
- Grain consumption increases zonulin production which creates ‘Leaky Gut’ leading to autoimmune problems, like inflammation.
- Grains are starchy and stick to the intestinal wall, blocking absorption of other foods. This may also be why the ‘guts’ of people expand, getting larger as they age. The Intestines are under pressure to absorb nutrients but being coated with sticky starches means the intestines try to expand, grow larger in order to increase the surface area for nutrient absorption.
- Add that to the fact these are carbohydrates that also increase fat production, we have a double whammy belly fattener: fat from the carbs and an expanded gut from the intestines being stressed to grow more surface area to perform their primary function, nutrient absorption.
- They are addictive. Almost all of us who have stopped eating all grains, go back and eat some cookies or cereal and find out very quickly they are addictive – you eat enough to full yourself but within an hour you want more if not sooner. Are we to believe ourselves or junkies addicted to grains?
- Based on evolutionary biology it’s very clear that the body initially thinks they are nutritious based on taste but once the gut gets into them, your body realizes they are not provided the correct nutrient density your system evolved to eat. Then it demands more food be consumed which is actually nutritious, creating an never-ending cycle of consumption if you continue to eat them.
- The mass consumption of grains we experience never happened before the 20th century. It is entirely new and it parallels exactly the rise of obesity and many metabolic problems in society.
- A simple check if a food is or is not nutritious: can you eat it plain, with no seasoning or anything else and taste good or does it need something else to make it palatable? Grains are just filler that food manufacturers use to layer on ingredients – fats, sugar, natural and artificial flavors which fool your taste buds into thinking you are eating nutritious food.
Grains really are just cheap fillers to create pseudo-food, great for profits but bad for health. I was trained in the hard sciences and worked in advertising so I know. Food that does not actually nourish our body, but tricks it into thinking we are being nourished by the minuscule flavors added to the tasteless, bland and unappetizing grain taste. They really help profits so there is a large marketing industry pumping out claims constantly, preying on our compassion, scientific illiteracy and just burying other more scientifically accurate narratives about health and nutrition.
High carb – not fat – intake linked to greater early death risk: study