The Biggest Culprit in Your Life

Wheat is a major health concern

Unsplash / Pixabay – Wheat is a major health concern.

In my opinion, wheat is probably the biggest culprit to your health and wellness. It creates insulin excess and insulin resistance. Gluten is a protein contained in wheat. It impacts many areas of the body, not just your gut (intestinal tract). There are two main problems with gluten – leaky gut syndrome and the glycemic index. I am specifically addressing the glycemic index issue in this blog.

Wheat is very high on the glycemic index (as is all the typical ‘gluten-free’ grain options. The glycemic index measures how fast and how much a food raises blood glucose levels. The glycemic index scale goes from zero to one hundred. One slice of wheat bread raises your blood sugar more than a candy bar. . Wheat is contained in many, many processed foods. It is not always listed as ‘wheat’. That is part of the reason why wheat is so insidious and injurious to your health.

Wheat is in most beers

Gellinger / Pixabay – Wheat is contained in most beers.

Examples of high glycemic index foods are bread, corn, oatmeal, rice, pasta, potatoes and pineapple. Every time you eat a food that has a high glycemic index number, you are putting your insulin production system into hyper-drive. Over time, insulin resistance will be knocking on your door, every day. The main problem with ‘gluten-free’ foods (rice flour, potato flour, tapioca, etc.) is that they are all very high glycemic index foods. Eating gluten-free foods causes your blood sugar to increase exponentially.

Select foods that have low glycemic index numbers. Examples of low glycemic index foods are non-carbohydrate (proteins, fats, dairy), citrus (lemons, limes, grapefruit), berries (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries), and vegetables (leafy green, onions, mushrooms).

Low blood sugar levels improve human growth hormone (HGH) production. Conversely, high blood sugar levels lower or shuts down HGH creation.

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