White Flour Based Products are NOT Elements of Wellness
You’ve heard it called “The Staff of Life.” Even Biblical references refer to bread consumption as common practice, presented as authentic elements of wellness. There is however a problem. Bread then and now are not the same.
They didn’t eat white bread sandwiches back then. Pastries, danish, cinnamon rolls, cookies, cakes, brownies, they did not exist. Nor did white pasta. All of these now common, daily consumed wheat based products in our diets are recent inclusions. And since their introduction, our lifestyles of wellness have been negatively transformed.
The Industrial Age brought about a massive shift in global food production. Suddenly, mass production become the demand, some even argued it became the need in order to fight a global starvation crisis. Unfortunately, naturally made products do not ship or store well. So inventions were made to ensure product “quality” and lifespan while increasing supply. Those new methods not only stripped the natural product, the staff of life, of its nutritional elements of wellness but also added a long list of synthetic chemicals to accomplish the goal. In the end, yes, the products produced, tasted good. So good in fact, the consumers became addicted. And thus began the shift to obesity and illness as the norm, even among those sought to save from starvation. In fact, starvation with a full belly became a new devil on the scene.
So what is the problem with these maliciously disguised products that profess themselves as elements of wellness?
- They provide excessive starch and gluten.
You know how white bread sticks to the roof of your mouth? Well, it does the same in your intestines. It becomes a gooey glob that slugs along.
- These products are nearly devoid of natural fiber.
And without fiber, that gooey glob has a hard time moving along. That is why Metamucil is so common in households today.
- There are as many as 25 different chemicals that are added.
Chemicals!! Are you a synthetic composition?
- These white flour products contain fumigants.
Do you need to be fumigated? When you eat white bread you are being fumigated little by little!
- They have been bleached.
Yes, bleach is in those delicious goodies you are consuming. Doesn’t make sense does it?
- They are laced with artificial colorings and flavorings.
With all the processing, that flour doesn’t look or taste good so now it needs to be made pretty and flavorful again.
- They are nutritionally imbalanced.
White flour products leave you craving the opposite in an effort to attain balance. The cycle is of one vicious extremes.
You’ve certainly heard the saying: You are what you eat.
It is true. When you consume chemicals, fumigants, synthetics, artificial colors and flavours and any myriad of other man made substances produced in refinement, you are making them a part of you. And since they are not elements of wellness your body does not want them nor does it know how to handle them. In time, a rebellion begins and that means illness and disease make themselves present.
But even as awareness has grown, refined wheat products remain the key ingredient and considered element of wellness in the diet of developed nations worldwide. Worse yet, they are replacing traditional diets of nations around the world, setting off a rapid decline in the wellness of millions who have, until now, lived in authentic health. Very simply, the problems resulting from refined wheat products are astounding.
The solution is simple. Eliminate refined grains from your nutritional strategy. Whether they taste good or not, is a moot point. The truth of the matter is this; they are not elements of wellness. They are toxic. White flour products lead to nutritional imbalances that ultimately lead to degenerative diseases, obesity, arthritis and many other ailments that are annoying at best. The only way, the true option is to remove these products from your nutritional plan. Not some of them, all of them. Get back to basics, embrace the true staff of life which is whole grains.
I say it all the time…Quality s key and refined white flour products are a far cry from God given nutritional quality.
Is this a struggle for you? What white flour products do you hesitate to eliminate from your diet? Are you ready for change? Let me know in the comments below.
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