5 TAKE-OUTS ON GRAINS FROM HIS BOOK:
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.