Grains

Are they really good for you?

Grains : are they really good for you?

Humans have been consuming grains for only 10,000 years, and so even apart from the valid lectin argument, genetically speaking, we have not evolved digest grains, especially in the quantity of the average western diet. Humans have evolved as hunter-gatherers and since paleolithic times our digestive systems have not altered. Humans consume large quantities of grains based primarily on our economical choices and sugar addictions. 

Grains are essentially carbohydrates. If we do not utilise carbohydrates they are immediately converted to glycogen to be stored. Excess carbohydrates contribute to elevated triglyceride levels in the blood leading to heart disease and cardiovascular problems such as atherosclerosis and cholesterol problems. High carbohydrate diets have been linked to increases in type two diabetes, cancer, alzheimers disease, and obesity.

By reducing our carbohydrate load through eliminating grains, we will automatically feel clearer in the mind, have more energy,reduce risk of many disease states and lose excess body fat.