Every process that goes on inside our bodies requires energy, “Metabolic Energy”. You are not going to get this from wheat.
Wheat is no longer the staff of life!
Gluten can be hidden and disructive to gut health:
Gluten is a two-part protein composite that is found in many grains. It consists of a prolamin and a glutelin.
Consuming glutenous products, is a major cause of excessive weight gain. Eating these simple carbohydrates can make you fat, as they enter the bloodstream as glucose, spike your insulin levels and may leave you craving more of the same.. Wheat Belly is a book I recommend, written by Dr Davis. It’s about eliminating all wheat from our diet, whether it is the supposedly good whole grains or the more commonly suspect bread and bagels. Cycocel is a synthetic hormone that is commonly applied to wheat. Wheat use to be promoted as healthy, not any more.
There are opiate effects of gluten it’s because it is an appetite stimulate. Wheat’s content of the readily-digested starch amylopectin A, is highly disruptive to blood sugar levels. When farmers want their cows and pigs to gain weight before going to market, they feed them more grain. In the past 100 years, grain consumption has dramatically increased, paralleling a rise in the incidence of obesity, diabetes, and cancer.
Prolamines and Lectins- These two are the disruptive team of digestive health.
Prolamines are found in the seeds of cereal grains: wheat, barley, rye, and corn.
What do prolamines do to us that is not good?
Prolamines increase the levels of a chemical produced in our gut called zonulin. Zonulin increases the gap space tight junction widening between enterocytes. This widened space allows for the translocation of food borne macromolecules into the bloodstream. This increases intestinal permeability.
The food industry loads common grocery items with hydrolyzed plant or vegetable protein, and all manner of prolamine contaminants.
Lectins are found in many foods, not just grains, and consumed in smaller amounts you may have no incidence. But foods that have large amounts of lectins like wheat, rice, spelt and soy are more problematic. GMO foods tend to be the highest in lectins. These can lead to leaky gut syndrome.
- wheat opiate of the masses: http://www.drbriffa.com/2012/05/17/wheat-opiate-of-the-masses/
- gliadin: http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/2012/01/the-gliadin-effect/
- neurological impairment: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20170835
- Zonulin: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15710870