Wheat-free

19 Jan

Reading an interview of William Davis, M.D. (author of Wheat Belly) got me thinking… is wheat really that bad? According to Dr. Davis, it is. He says that wheat has been bred to increase the amount yielded, causing a change in a protein called gliadin which today is a very powerful appetite stimulant. Yikes! So, he is saying that the very wheat you think keeps you full is actually making you over-eat. According to Dr. Davis, glaidin, a component of gluten, stimulates hunger for carbs.

wheat-productionHe goes on to say that glaidin is unique to wheat but other carbohydrates should be limited for other reasons. Two-thirds of Americans are diabetic or pre-diabetic and to reverse that you much limit other carbs, says Dr. Davis.

Dr. Davis recommends nut meals and flax seeds in place of wheat flour as they don’t cause the spikes in blood sugar that lead to diabetes.

All that said, I’m still on the fence. I will need to do some more research. I might try more flax seeds since I have learned they are helpful for other reasons. But to cut out wheat completely? I just don’t see that being possible for me. What about you? Wheat or wheat-free?

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5 Responses to “Wheat-free”

  1. astimegoesbuy January 20, 2013 at 12:41 am #

    I have greatly reduced the amount of wheat in my diet over the past four years and find that on the occasion that I do have it, I don’t really enjoy it because of how I feel after. So when I do have some I try to select breads that have lots of flax and linseed. I’m also finding rice flour and almond flour to work well for me.
    Cheers,
    Laura

    • Lisa January 21, 2013 at 3:58 am #

      I’ve heard that happens . any particular brands you recommend?

      • astimegoesbuy January 21, 2013 at 4:28 am #

        Actually I am lucky enough to own a Thermomix so I can make my own. Even though it was expensive it has been a great benefit in making healthier options, because I know what is going in anything I make with it. Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful. šŸ™‚

      • Lisa January 22, 2013 at 2:37 pm #

        Thanks!

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