Sometimes it’s difficult to discern trend diets from the truth about nutrition. It seems that everyone has an agenda, a special diet, a “limited time offer.” However, we’re here to tell you about one incredibly common food that is absolutely wrecking most people’s skin, joints, and blood sugar.The best part? There’s no agenda here. The worst part? This food is probably in just about every one of your meals. Curious to know what we’re talking about? Wheat.
Why Wheat Isn’t All That Great
Let’s start at the beginning. The “wheat” we’re referring to is hardly wheat at all. In fact, if you could give someone from the 18th century a baked loaf of bread (even whole wheat), they would hardly even recognize it.
Dr. William Davis, a cardiologist, is one of many scientists and doctors that tries to educate others on the truth about modern wheat. If you want to learn more about the distinctions between modern wheat and the “true” wheat of centuries past, check out this interview he did with CBS News.
According to this dietary source, the top reasons that people choose to eat grains (fiber and heart health) shouldn’t be quite compelling enough to make wheat a regular part of one’s diet. Fiber and B vitamins can be found in much higher quantities in other foods like collard greens and peas. Essentially, if you can get the nutrients that wheat has to offer from a healthier fruit or vegetable, then you should. There’s nothing in wheat that can’t be found just as easily somewhere else.
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