Hi, I recently started eating vegetarian after watching Forks and Knives and then reading The Kind Life. A friend of mine is reading the book "Wheat Belly" and started telling me about it. I googled it and started reading about the book. I truely beleive in eating vegetarian and eating foods as close to nature as possible, but this book/webiste discussed how terrible wheat is, even and especially, whole grains. Can someone please help clarify/make sense of this for me??
well I can only go by personal experience. Wheat is bad when consumed in the amounts that 'normal' people eat. Like toast for breakfast a sandwich for lunch pasta for dinner and a cake in between etc. Whole wheat is better for you but still shouldnt be consumed very often.
In my case, my body reacts badly to wheat, it bloats, toilet trouble etc.
I am vegan and follow the superhero (macrobiotic diet) but recently fell off the wagon with regard to wheat and am paying for it now! My stomach is so bloated all the time!
Other wholegrains, brown rice, millet, quinoa etc are very good for you and great for energy and protein etc. I would only cut these out of your deit if you were allergic to them. But try cutting out wheat (even wholewheat) and see how you go. I think most people benefit from cutting it out. This however is based solely on my personal opinion!
There are convincing arguments for hundreds of different philosophies...you have to figure out what works for you. Some people can get wheat out of their diet for several months and then tolerate it on a moderate basis. For others it depends on differing factors such as what form the grain is in, what it is combined with, even what time of day it is consumed. Personally, I can have a small amount of wheat with no symptoms. Other grains like rice and oats mess my blodd sugar up if eaten in the morning, but a half cup with veggies at dinner time seems fine. It's a puzzle for sure!
IDK, seems to be a personal thing. My BFF has a wheat allergy, and eats meat; I do neither. If your body can't handle it, its one thing, but it seems like alot of panic over wheat for what may not be much of anything
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