Wheat has been around for thousands of years, and it can be grown in the harshest of climates. It's used in all types of food products and proclaimed as a super food. But is it really? Some experts think the world could not survive without wheat. It can be stored for many years in wheat kernel form, it can be transported easily all over the world, and through the magic of the manufacturing process wheat can be turned into hundreds of different food items.
What Is Wrong With Wheat?
According to Paleo Leap
, it's important to note that Americans eat more wheat than any other single food. Wheat is the primary ingredient in hundreds of foods, and is used as a filler in others. It's almost impossible for the average person to know how much wheat they consume in a day because it is in so many different products including breads, crackers, cereal, pancakes, waffles, noodles, pie crust, sauces, soups, gravies, and even baby food. Americans are eating wheat all day long in their foods. Wheat today is much different than the wheat of ancient times. We do have some ancient grains available, such as spelt, kamut, and einkorn, and they do contain gluten. The ancient grains, however, do not cause any adverse effects in people who are identified as gluten sensitive. Wheat has been changed. Anytime an agricultural product is popular and can be used in manufacturing people have to change it. Farmers want it to grow faster, produce more, and keep longer. In order for that to happen, the basic food must be altered.
According to Mother Earth Natural Foods, the modern steel roller mill destroys wheat. It separates the kernel and all of the nutrients and created a "barren" product that can last indefinitely. The product is white flour and it lacks any hint of nutrition. Everything of value has been removed. Bugs don't even want it. Foods made with flour can sit on the store shelf for months, It is the original processed food. Gone is the bran, germ, shorts, vitamins, minerals, lipids, and all other nutrients formerly in the flour. In spite of this, it is still the most used product in the world. Sixteen critical nutrients are removed from flour, including thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine, pantothenic acid, vitamin E, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sodium, chromium, manganese, iron, cobalt, zinc, copper, selenium, and molybdenum. Nothing is left.
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