With so many unpronounceable additives, food colorings, dyes, and chemicals seemingly taking up all of the space on the ingredients list, it’s no wonder that many of the health risks we face come from the foods we eat. It’s not uncommon to see popular foods undergo genetic changes on their way to our plates, and these changes are significant enough that they have begun to inflame our bodies, cause our guts to leak, and trigger autoimmune diseases.
One of the most commonly processed and changed foods that is consumed in abundance in the U.S is wheat. Thanks to the gluten-free craze that has swept the nation, wheat consumption is declining slowly, but those that are still eating it on a regular basis should know that its chemical makeup is reaching extremely dangerous levels.
Whole wheat has been pumped into society as an essential part of a healthy diet. While this may be true, over-consumption of whole wheat products can actually send you on a path towards type 2 diabetes. In fact, just two slices of whole wheat bread has the ability to spike your blood sugar levels more than two tablespoons of pure sugar cane.
With this said, constant jumps in your insulin and blood sugar levels spur the growth of visceral fat. When this occurs, there’s an increased chance that the fat can encase your liver, kidneys, pancreas and small intestines. This kind of tricky abdominal fat creates too much estrogen in both women and men. Overdoing it on the wheat consumption is arguably the main cause of the majority of the obesity and diabetes cases in the U.S today.
Wheat contains age-advancing skin effects, such as wrinkles and lost elasticity in the skin around the face, too. Wheat consumption has also been linked to baldness. Eating wheat excessively causes inflammation that flares up in the skin causing the follicles to become damaged and for hair to fall out.
Wheat just once or twice a week is optimal to overall health. Keeping a good balance of wheat intake can actually help the body, so knowing when enough is enough is key in staying healthy.
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