Dangers of Grain-Based Diet

Andrew Ong

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Grains have an unrecognized but very strong dark side. High consumption leads to many health problems such as

  • Obesity, heart disease, diabetes, some types of cancer, fatigue, minor and serious digestive disorders, dementia, and psychological problems.

Refined grains

  • include pasta, bread, rolls, bagels, muffins, and most cereals.
  • sets oneself up for degenerative diseases such as heart disease and adult-onset diabetes.

Whole grains

  • often recommended by nutritionists and food experts.
  • have more nutrients than nutrient-stripped refined grains.
  • have many anti-nutrients that inhibit nutrient absorption and interfere with health.
  • cause nutrient deficiencies, and set stage for such diseases as anemia, osteoporosis, and auto-immune disorders.

Gluten

  • a type of protein found in many common grains.
  • gluten sensitivity – sometimes regarded as “silent celiac disease” slowly erodes people’s health, damages the intestinal tract, and greatly increases the risk of nutrient deficiencies, small intestine cancer, auto-immune diseases, and osteoporosis.
  • obvious symptoms of a classic celiac disease include bloating, weight loss, and diarrhea.