Why is whole wheat non-compliant in the Challenge? I thought whole grains (and fiber!) were good for a person.
I know it may come as a surprise, but next to quitting smoking and not drinking sugar, getting
off of grains can have the single biggest positive impact on your health. Grains are actually
reproductive systems, and are in a fight to survive! Evolution has equipped them with
several things that make them quite unappealing to our digestive systems, actually making
them toxic to our bodies. Not toxic the way drinking anti-freeze is toxic, but toxic nonetheless.
Grains contain 3 things that you definitely want to avoid as much as possible: Gluten, phytates,
Lectins will mess with your gut lining and your body's use of insulin. Gluten can wreak havoc
in your gut lining and make it very difficult for your body to absorb the nutrients you eat. Your
body actually sees gluten as a threat and produces anti-bodies to get rid of it. And phytates
bind to nutrients from other foods and make them unavailable to your body.
Grains have evolved to keep predators (us!) away.
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