My Truths #14 (wheat)

by Stephanie

Modern wheat is addictive. Wheat has only been a staple of our diets since the advent of agriculture. Prior to this humans thrived on low carb diets. You may ask…What about “give us our daily bread” and “the staff of life”? When you eat wheat it is quickly converted by your body into sugar. Sugar has an effect on insulin which causes the body to store fat. To make matters worse, what I’ve read is that the wheat we are eating today is genetically engineered for higher yield and other benefits to farmers with no real understanding of the effect on human consumption. Studies have shown that modern wheat stimulates appetite & the pleasure centre in our brain like an “opiate” leaving you craving more. Modern wheat is like a drug.