The 5 Most Dangerous Lies
You've Been Told About Bread
Is Bread Really the Staff of Life… or the Stuff of Disease?
The (Definitive) Answer Below…
Written by: Kelley Herring, Editor, Healing Gourmet
For most us, there are few foods more comforting than bread.
Fluffy biscuits, crusty baguettes, flaky croissants… even a simple slice of toast topped with melted butter can taste like heaven.
And that smell… few scents are quite as pleasant as fresh bread baking in the oven.
But there is a lot of confusion as to where bread fits into a healthy diet.
The Bible practically commands followers to eat it: "Give us this day our daily bread…" The government put it at the base of the food pyramid. And for centuries, it has been called "the staff of life."
Of course, there are some who disagree…
Well-known cardiologist, Dr. William Davis, calls wheat "the perfect chronic poison."
And for a poison, we sure eat lots of it…
The average American consumes 55 pounds of wheat flour every year, making refined flour the #1 source of calories in the American Diet – a situation that nutrition expert Chris Kresser describes as, "a public health catastrophe."
So, what is the truth about bread and wheat?
- Is it the perfect poison… or an essential daily food?
- Is "gluten-free" bread better for you than regular bread?
- And can you still eat bread… while maintaining a lean body and optimal health?
So, let's get right to it and discuss the 5 most dangerous lies you've been told about bread… and be sure to read #5 – the biggest surprise of all!
Loaf Lie #1: "Whole Grains & Whole Wheat are
If you've set foot in a grocery store or read a newspaper in the last 50 years, you're familiar with the message that whole grains are healthy… and the more you eat, the better off you'll be.
an Essential Part of a Healthy Diet"
This is a LOT more than a "little white lie" invented to sell cheap agricultural products at huge markups… it is the biggest health scam ever perpetrated on the public!
Of course, this message comes to you from the same corporate interests and government health nannies who urged you to replace farm-fresh butter with heart stopping trans-fat (in the form of industrially-manufactured margarine).
The truth is that there is nothing "essential" about whole grains. In fact, they are among the unhealthiest foods you can consume.
One of the most important reasons is that…
Whole Grains Spike Your Blood SugarYou probably know that high glycemic foods cause a rapid rise in blood sugar and insulin.
This triggers a cascade of inflammation and increases your risk for cancer, Alzheimer's, heart disease, fatty liver and diabetes.
And it doesn't make you look very good either…
High insulin levels promote the storage "visceral" belly fat, which surrounds your organs and sends metabolic messages that promote disease.
High blood sugar also causes the formation of advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) – nasty little compounds that speed up the aging process and damage tissues (especially the skin, in the form of wrinkles and lost elasticity).
And guess what?
And it's the specific TYPE of carbs in bread that are to blame.
About 75% of the carbohydrates in wheat are in the form of amylopectin A – a compound that is unique in just how rapidly it is transformed into glucose.
This is why wheat spikes your blood sugar higher than almost all foods – even when the same number of carbohydrates is consumed!