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Wheat Gluten Promotes Obesity

by Tatiana Plesco
Wheat Gluten Promotes Obesity

Wheat gluten is a food made from gluten, the main protein of wheat, caused by washing wheat flour dough with water until all the starch granules removed, leaving the sticky insoluble gluten as an elastic mass, which cooked before consumption.

More and more people adopt a gluten-free diet. In some of the cases, the reason to avoid gluten is gluten allergies and celiac disease. More than 200 clinically confirmed correlations between gluten and health problems represent modern wheat.

Today’s wheat is “chronic poison.”

Wheat cereals are one of the world’s most widely consumed grains. Unlike our ancestors, about 10,000 years ago, wheat is not a natural product anymore, but a genetically modified mixture of various cultivated forms nowadays. This genetic modification is not aimed at the health of the people, but primarily on the increase of crop level. Still, about 50 years ago, the gluten content of wheat was only 5 percent. Today the production of wheat had grown considerably, and the reason is not out daily bread, no. Today it is used massively in baked goods, sweets. And when it comes to these products the gluten, it is not the only danger. The manufacturers also add a wide gamma of chemicals to prolong the life and the “freshness” of the product.

The health risk of this wheat is that our digestive system has not adapted in such a short time. The cardiologist and author of the book Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis are not afraid to refer to modern wheat as “chronic poison,” which not only harms those affected by the celiac disease but affects us all.

Gluten-free alternatives

Traditionally baked sourdough bread from rye is usually better tolerated than other types of bread

Diseases related to wheat and gluten-conditional belly fat

Diabetes, intestinal disorders, heart diseases, skin diseases, arthritis, depression.

Wheat Belly – belly fat from wheat gluten

Everyone knows the term “beer belly” that this is more precisely a wheat belly, but many may be less aware. Whether wheat or beer belly, both are just belly fat, which accumulates around the organs of the abdominal cavity (e.g., liver, kidney).

In contrast to subcutaneous fat, belly fat produces similar endocrine hormones and sends pathogenic signals that cause inflammation in adipose tissue that promotes insulin resistance and manipulates satiety. The inflammatory messages sent from the stomach fat are the beginning of a vicious circle because they cause the body to produce more fat to prevent potential pathogens in the fat cells and keep them from penetrating the organs.

Five Notes for gluten conditional overweight

Do you have a “beer belly” or you suffer, especially after eating wheat products under a bloated belly despite excluded celiac disease? The following five accompaniments create gluten intolerance near:

Elevated blood glucose levels

Skin complaints such as acne, rashes, and eczema

Anxiety, depression, lack of energy

Intestinal disorders, fungal infections

Premature aging (including dementia)


Gluten-free cereals, and pseudo-cereals such as rice, millet, quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, and corn, which can enrich our diet

Is a grain-free diet as a health transformation?

Given the epidemic of weight gain due to modern wheat in the industrialized nations and the many clinically confirmed health problems, Davis recommends a wheat-free diet as a transformative solution for a variety of nutrition-related diseases. So people who say goodbye to this cereal, not only lose excess weight but this diet could cure the digestive problems, diabetes, arthritis, depression.

As alternatives, Davis recommends “real food” that has remained mostly unaffected by agricultural interests, primarily biologically produced fruits and vegetables, healthy fats (such as avocados, olives), and only occasionally quality meats.

What if we did not replace offending foods such as cereals containing gluten with better-tolerated grain, but would completely abandon cereal? What happens then is not only an improvement in our health but a transformation of our health.

Gluten-free alternatives

In particular, as a convinced vegetarian or vegan, now one must not necessarily follow the Paleo diet ( a kind of Palaeolithic diet entirely without grains, legumes, and dairy products). There are quite valuable, gluten-free cereals, and pseudo-cereals such as rice, millet, quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, and corn, which can enrich our diet, makes sense by their nutrient contribution. Health food stores and well-stocked supermarkets now carry even gluten-free flours and baking goods.

Traditionally baked sourdough bread from rye is usually better tolerated than other types of bread. The sprouted grain, in turn, has the advantage that the indigestible protein converted using the enzymes formed by the germination process in easily digestible amino acids. The most famous bread from sprouted grain Sprouted bread is available in health food stores, which is baked at low temperatures (about 100 degrees) and has a low glycemic index. And of course, we can learn how to make it by ourselves.

Updated on 12/21 2019

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