About the Wheat, Flour & Grains we eat.

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about the Wheat,Grains & Flour

About the food we eat.

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People who eat higher levels of dietary fibre and whole grains have lower rates of non-communicable diseases compared with people who eat lesser amounts, while links for low glycaemic load and low glycaemic index diets are less clear. Observational studies and clinical trials conducted over nearly 40 years reveal the health benefits of eating at least 25g to 29g or more of dietary fibre a day, according to a series of systematic reviews and meta-analyses published in The Lancet.

The results suggest a 15-30% decrease in all-cause and cardiovascular related mortality when comparing people who eat the highest amount of fibre to those who eat the least. Eating fibre-rich foods also reduced incidence of coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and colorectal cancer by 16-24%. Per 1,000 participants, the impact translates into 13 fewer deaths and six fewer cases of coronary heart disease.

In addition, a meta-analysis of clinical trials suggested that increasing fibre intakes was associated with lower bodyweight and cholesterol, compared with lower intakes.

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Wheat free and gluten free alternative flours

The flours listed are alternatives to wheat, barley, or rye flours. However it is important to be aware that there is no exact substitute for gluten-containing flour, and recipes made with wheat and gluten-free alternative flours will be different from those containing wheat or gluten.

Wheat free and gluten free alternative flours

Organic Life

The 11 Healthiest Whole Grains You Should Be Eating
Consider this your official permission slip to eat
lots of carbs—the healthy way. by Leah Zerbe March 2, 2017

Carbs get a negative rap because so many people are eating the bad ones—refined carbohydrates in white bread, candy, cookies, sugary cereals, and all sorts of other junk food and drinks. In fact, research has shown that 95 percent of the grains we eat are refined. Eating too many foods with these adulterated ingredients isn’t just bad for watching your weight; it can also raise your risk of heart disease and diabetes, plus raise your levels of blood fats called triglycerides, putting you on the fast track for a heart attack, stroke, or other health issues.

The good news is that working the healthiest grains into your diet can help prevent these health problems. Healthy, whole-grain foods are made from cereal grains that include the whole kernel, and research shows that they can protect you from ticker trouble, diabetes, colon cancer, and possibly asthma and Alzheimer’s disease. These 11 grains are worth keeping at the top of your shopping list.

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The Main Issues

Monsanto’s Roundup
Must Carry Cancer Warning Label,
Judge Decrees

Dr.Mercola reports.
Story at-a-glance –

In January, a California Superior Court Judge struck down Monsanto’s attempt to overturn California’s 2015 ruling to require Prop 65 warnings on glyphosate. Monsanto says it will challenge the ruling, if upheld
The Prop 65 cancer warning is based on the 2015 findings of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which determined glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen
A chemical industry front group, Campaign for Accuracy in Public Health Research (CAPHR), is seeking reform of the IARC toxicology program, arguing that independent researchers cannot impartially evaluate the industry’s products

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The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic
(it’s not the gluten)
by Sarah

The Healthy home economist.

The bad news is that the problem lies with the manner in which wheat is grown and harvested by conventional wheat farmers.
You’re going to want to sit down for this one. I’ve had some folks burst into tears in horror when I passed along this information before.
Common wheat harvest protocol in the United States is to drench the wheat fields with Roundup several days before the combine harvesters work through the fields as the practice allows for an earlier, easier and bigger harvest.

Grains are Heavily Sprayed

We Don’t Prepare Grains Correctly

Grains Just Aren’t What They Used To Be

One of the biggest problems with modern grains is that they aren’t the same as they used to be a few hundred years ago… or even a few decades ago! And grains consumed in the U.S. aren’t the same as the grains eaten in other countries… especially when it comes to wheat.

Grains are a controversial food in modern society, but the real problem with grains may not be what you think! On the one hand, you have experts who claim that grains are a modern addition to the food supply and have only been consumed for the last 10,000 years or so but we aren’t meant to eat them. Others claim that grains are the foundation of our food supply and have been for thousands of years.

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Hi, I’m Katie, the “Wellness Mama” and my goal is to help other families live more naturally through practical tips, real food recipes, natural beauty and cleaning tutorials, natural remedies and more.
Grains are a controversial food in modern society, but the real problem with grains may not be what you think!