Why Wheat And Sugar Are Bad For You

by | Nov 27, 2022 | Nutrition

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Carbohydrates form the bulk of our diets nowadays as they are cheap, filling and tasty. But most of the carbs we eat are highly refined with little nutritional value.

Carbohydrates are a major factor in the obesity epidemic sweeping the world. In many Western diets, wheat and sugar are the main sources of carbohydrate in our diet. The deadly twosome are found in bread, pasta, breakfast cereals, noodles, pizza, cakes and biscuits.

Wheat gluten

Wheat gluten is a health issue linked to eating wheat-based foods. It causes serious problems in many people who are gluten-intolerant or have celiac disease. Even if you aren’t suffering from these conditions, eating a lot of wheat can have serious health complications.

To name a few:

  • Weakens the immune system
  • Poor source of protein
  • Damages the lining of the gut
  • Linked to poor nutrient absorption

Consumption of wheat-based products is linked to common problems such as bloating, flatulence, indigestion and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Refined wheat products such as white bread and pasta are also very low in nutrients as they are removed during processing.

Reducing wheat intake

Reducing your intake of wheat foods is likely to have a positive effect on your future health and your waistline. One of the easiest and healthiest ways to cut down on wheat is to increase the amount of vegetables you eat. Use them as your bulk food rather than bread and pasta.

Try grains such as quinoa, millet, barley to mention a few. These are more nutritious than wheat and much better for you.

Green fact

Vegetables are faster-growing than cereal crops and require little space. Moving away from grain crops can help the problem of poor nutrition and hunger for the billion people suffering from lack of food in the world today.

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