5 TAKE-OUTS ON GRAINS FROM HIS BOOK:

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1. Yes, there are plenty of vi­ta­mins, min­er­als, nu­tri­ents, and fi­bre con­tained in whole grains, but you can eas­ily get all those things from other sources in­clud­ing veg­eta­bles, fruit, nuts, seeds, and other foods that don’t have the bag­gage that comes with grains. 2. ‘Whole-grain’ is a mar­ket­ing term. Any whole-grain flour is just like sugar. Eat­ing two slices of whole­wheat bread raises your blood sugar more than eat­ing two ta­ble­spoons of ta­ble sugar! When­ever you eat some­thing con­tain­ing wheat flour, you might as well be main­lin­ing sugar. 3. You’re not eat­ing the same grains your grand­par­ents ate. New hy­brids have been de­vel­oped that are much starchier, con­tain more gluten and have a greater im­pact on our blood sugar than the tra­di­tional kinds of starch. 4. Oat­meal isn’t good for you: it spikes your blood sugar and makes you hun­grier. 5. There are some healthy grains. Whole-grains like quinoa and ama­ranth that con­tain no gluten, have not been turned into highly re­fined, in­dus­tri­alised prod­ucts, and will never be found in cook­ies or pizza crust, are nu­tri­tious and de­li­cious. They also won’t send your blood sugar soar­ing.

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