Carbohydrates and grains:
Uncovering the truth behind years of misleading industry and government dogma.
Popular articles on carbohydrate and grains
There is a big reason for the gluten free craze sweeping the world. Learn about this sticky protein and the damage it causes in this comprehensive post where we cover Coeliac disease and gluten intolerance. An article that your health won’t want you to miss!
These problematic components of grain biology could be severely damaging your digestion and inhibiting nutrient absorption In the previous posts on grains we looked at why grains are not a nutritional food simply because they are not a whole food. However, the reasons...
Different foods trigger a different hormonal response in the body with impacts on how we metabolise and utilise the energy from food. Sounds pretty complicated, but it is something important to get your head around! Failure to manage insulin and carbohydrate can result in a host of metabolic issues like diabetes and obesity.
Learn all about how insulin works they way it impacts weight loss and management in this easy-to-understand article.
There are a myriad of reasons why grains are not an appropriate staple in the human diet. Starting with why human digestive systems are not built for grains, this article explores some of the other physiological reasons why grains are not a health food and why other foods that have long been demonised should have a place in our diets.
In this article I want to dispel the myth that grains are a wholesome, healthy food. In part I we look at the nutritional profile of grains and why removing some of them from your diet is a healthy choice.
Carbohydrate is an essential source of energy for our bodies...
Recently, however, there has been a bit of ‘carb confusion’ circulating the diet and health worlds. Some people say no-carb, some people say low-carb and others say eat all the carbs! In my opinion there are no hard and fast rules – even for any one person. Sometimes it will suit your body to eat less carbohydrates and other times more will be necessary. This can fluctuate along with your physical exertion and the amount of stress you experience in your life. Women and men need difference levels of carbs too.
What I want to teach you about is not how much carbohydrate you should be eating, but how to choose the best sources. Not all carbs are created equal and some foods are far superior carbohydrate sources than others. In most diets around the world an individual’s carbohydrate tends to come mainly from grains, whether it be rice, wheat or anything else. For years we have accepted that grains are a staple and therefore healthy, but this is not the case at all. Government nutritional recommendations perpetuate this belief with recommendations that “a significant proportion of your food should come from healthy wholegrains.”
Grains are not a nutritious 'whole food'
Through my blog I want to show you why. In my articles relating to carbohydrates and grains I explain the host of problems that grains present for your digestion and the lack of nutritional value they bring to your diet. I discuss how we can maximise nutrient consumption by opting for alternative carbohydrate sources to grains.
I am not saying that everyone must give up grains completely, but it’s always good to have some facts (not sponsored by Kellogg’s).
Many people eat plenty of bread, rice and pasta and live long and healthy lives. However, it is important we dispel the myth that grains are a wholesome food that should make up the bulk of your diet.
Enjoy the articles and when you’re ready to put your knowledge into practice, check out my nourishing grain-free recipes!