Zeal for life challenge…the problem with Wheat Bread
To decide is to walk facing forward with nary a crick in your neck from looking back at the crossroads. ~Betsy Cañas Garmon
Okay, by a show of hands, how many of you have heard that wheat bread is better for you than white bread? Don’t be shy. You are in the privacy of your own home or office. It’s okay. You’re in a safe place.
I know, I know. It’s hard for me to accept too. But, in my quest to provide accurate and timely information I have found that you are doing your body NO favor by eating wheat bread. In fact you’re doing it quite the opposite.
Without going deep-sea diving, let me explain.
According to noted cardiologist Dr. Steven Gundry in his book Diet Evolution, processed grains, of which wheat bread is, convert rapidly into sugar. Sugar turns into fat that our body stores for when we need it, like winter time when our bodies need to be able to stay warmer. Other studies have shown that wheat causes inflammation in the body, and high cholesterol is a symptom of inflammation. So dropping the inflammation helps to drop the cholesterol naturally, without drugs.
More shocking is the fact that two slices of whole wheat bread raise your blood sugar level by more than two TABLESPOONS of table sugar.
So, the question is, why is wheat pushed as a healthy alternative to white bread when science has shown that it is actually worse if you’re trying to lose weight?
In the infamous words of Rod Tidwell (Jerry Maguire), “show me the money”.
Wheat is a MAJOR cash crop in the U.S., ranking third among U.S field crops. It’s relatively easy to grow in the right climate (see cheap), is easy to transport and is less intensive on the soil than corn. Because it grows so rapidly it is used as a winter cover crop in less temperate climates. The agribusiness knows full well the profit margin in growing wheat.
My suggestion? If you’re trying to lose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle try organic quinoa bread. If you must indulge your wheat addiction try to find a gluten-free Ezekiel Bread. Good luck. In fact, as a result of this article I’m throwing out my Ezekiel bread tonight.
You want a good place to start? Try http://wellnessproducts.zealforlife.com. No preservatives, no sugar, all natural. Join the challenge and make a positive difference in your own life.
See you at the top!