Thursday, May 28, 2009

Don't Eat Bread>>> Grow Up!

The title of this post is a little harsh but its the only way for you to overstand the importance of the phrase, "you are what you eat". Most people love bread (in its various forms), it is simple, cheap, always available and mostly tasty. Bread fits in on virtually any time of the day. But what do you actually know of this SIMPLE food? Did you know that white bread is probably the one worst way to provide your body with carbohydrates?

Bread contains simple carbohydrates. This means it has the same effect as plain table sugar. What does it mean? It means the carbs in the bread are digested quickly. They provide a boost in your blood sugar level, That makes the body release large amounts of insulin. I don't want to get into the biological details but in general, insulin is used to level your blood sugar, when insulin levels are high the body does not want to burn fat. In other words, the insulin tells the body to not use the fat but to keep it. Below is a simple video:

Researchers believe that a diet heavy in high-glycemic grains actually increases hunger, prompting you to eat more calories throughout the day. This is why 30 minutes after most people eat they are hungry again. Wheat is a common allergen and contains more than 80 different components that can cause a negative reaction. Wheat products contain opioids, substances with amino-acid sequences very similar to those in narcotic like drugs. These substances can set the stage for addictions, overeating, and binge eating in people with undetected wheat sensitivity, says James Braly, MD, author of Food Allergy Relief.

Making the choice

People who stop eating wheat often worry that they won't get enough essential nutrients. Yet if you watch your diet, this should not be a problem. "One of the great dietary myths in the Western world is that we need whole grains for health," says Loren Cordain, PhD, author of The Paleo Diet (John Wiley & Sons, 2001). Many nutritionists assert that even without any grains, it's easy to consume a nutritionally balanced diet from vegetables, fruits, fish, meats, and nuts (Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association, 2002, vol. 5).

Continuing to eat wheat may be the right choice for you, but if you decide to be wheat-free, try replacing wheat products in your diet with nongluten options, including amaranth, millet, corn, quinoa, and teff; or with rice and rice products, such as wild rice, brown rice bread, and brown rice. But make sure to follow the age-old advice: Eat your fruits and vegetables. That's a surefire strategy for getting the nutrients you need and optimizing good health.

Up to 90% of people who complain of these kinds of neurological and behavioral problems also have documented elevated antibodies to wheat, indicative of wheat sensitivities. The connection is undeniable. When these people stop eating wheat, their symptoms invariably diminish." Omit wheat from your diet – even though many foods have wheat as their primary ingredient.

* Depressed? Infertile? Migraines? Anxious? Could be gluten intolerance

EAT TO LIVE MAN! Don't eat to get full. Eating bread is bad for you, and that's the half of it. What about the things you put under the bun like hotdogs, chicken, jelly, peanut butter yadda yadda yadda. Plus, people toast it...(laughing) GROW UP! All you are eating is happy meals. Happy meals are for children. BUT WHY EVEN FEED A HAPPY MEAL TO A CHILD. If you as an adult can't brake down complex overly processed food, what makes YOU think a child can. Then we wonder why children are so hyper and sick all the time. Everything is connected. WE ARE ALL RESPONSIBLE for going with the norm. What is the norm? A western diet reflects western ways simple and plain. Most westerners don't live long and if they do, they are full of cancers and ailments. Who wants to die suffering? Some say "Oh, your gonna die anyway, might as well enjoy it". Sure.................. Be well>>>

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