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What's a 'Whole Grain'? - Dr. Andrew Weil

Sunday, November 18, 2012


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MJ7DM33 11/18/2012 2:24PM

  WOW! Thanks for sharing!

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ALLIE_ME 11/18/2012 10:43AM

    Woubbie, have you read the book Wheat Belly? The doctor who wrote it explains that any type of bread (including 'whole wheat' and sprouted varieties) spikes blood sugar *more* than candy! It's a shame that 'whole grains' are promoted as so healthy, when what's on store shelves are basically over-processed, manufactured real-food wannabes ;)

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WOUBBIE 11/18/2012 10:16AM

    Excellent summary! Most people don't understand why they're suddenly hearing "whole grain" everywhere; it's largely because whole grains don't spike blood sugar/insulin production as much as refined flours.

Unfortunately, even whole grain "junk" wheat is still bad for most people because of the gliadin content, so I'm on the bandwagon that ditched just about ALL grains. (I'll tolerate some breadcrumbs now and then or a bite of cake or cookie, but no bread, cereal, pasta, etc.)

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ALLIE_ME 11/18/2012 9:10AM

    Hey Jibbie! Sounds like a lot of us on here are steering clear of grains! Go us!! : )

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JIBBIE49 11/18/2012 8:47AM

    I no longer eat grains.

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