You see, back 65 years ago wheat was taller and had less of an effect of blood sugar. It didn't have things in it that caused you body to attack itself and it didn't contribute so many difficulties with our autoimmune systems. Our health agencies did studies on the old wheat showing us how healthy it is for us and promoted it's use in our food products. At the same time, more companies started making more and more quick and easy products for us to eat on the run.
As more and more manufacturers have vied to add wheat products to their food lines, they looked to make it less expensive and easier to grow. This scientific manipulation to make plants more productive, less susceptible to diseases, and the injection of pesticides into the DNA of these wheat seeds has changed the structure of this once good for you food. It has been made into something that many people are either afraid to eat or they simply can't eat because of all of the health consequences they get from consumption of modern day wheat.
I find it strangely coincidental that there has been a sharp rise in autoimmune disorders such as type 2 diabetes, hypothyroidism, and celiac disease since the increased use of manipulated wheat in our food products. What happened to increase cancer rates? I have a hunch that it is a combination of several factors including (but not limited to): more processed foods, less home made goods, less food variety available because of the increased usage of wheat, more greed from corporations willing to poison us in order to make a profit, and more corruption in the political climate of our country.
What should we do to lessen the impact of wheat? Eat less of it! I know it is hard when you look in the center of the grocery store and all you see are food products loaded with wheat but with a little effort and label reading you can find products that do not contain it.
The hardest part for me has been having to give up so many of my favorite foods. Doughnuts, cereals, bagels, noodles, creamy soups, cookies, cakes, burgers, sandwiches, pancakes, breaded meats,... Should we eat the same thing at every meal without thinking about it? How many of us would sit down for every meal and eat the same thing over and over? Would you? I mean if you were supposed to eat beets at every meal how long would it last? Wheat is so easily disguised and blended into all that we eat. It could almost be considered an invasion into our food supply if you think about it.
In the coming days I will share with you our reasons for cutting back on our wheat consumption as well as some recipes that we have tried.
Thank you for stopping by to chat with me. Please leave me a message, I'd love to hear your thoughts! Cindy