We have already established that processed white flour is the king of bad carbs, and not part of HEALTHY NUTRITION. Mainly because it is the residue of whole grain wheat, with all of the fiber removed. I believe most of the nutrients are also removed, because some commercially sold brands are labeled as enriched. Since whole grain wheat is not white, white flour is bleached. Chances are with chlorine. Again some brands offer an unbleached version.

Many of you probably can’t relate to this, but I remember as a child, when Easter was approaching, it was kite season. We made our own kites with various sticks and any kind of paper. It was an art form. Involving competitions, of beauty and flying endurance. There was hardly commercial glue available, and if it was, it could not hold a candle to home made. We made glue with flour and water. Once that sucker dried, it was stronger and harder than any manufactured glue. Think for a second. Do you think that gunk behaves any differently when it is cooked, or when other ingredients are added to it to make food? No matter how appealing it is prepared, and how tasty it is made, it is still all gunk we are putting in our bodies. What do you think is the cause of most constipation? In most cases a lack of fiber in the diet, and too much refined white flour in its many forms. It has gotten so bad that fiber is now sold in many different varieties in the pharmacy, for way more than it would cost to get it naturally from fruits and vegetables.

Bleached white flour is used to produce more food items than you can imagine. While there are many shapes, and slight variations in the make- up of these pasta forms, they are mostly made of this all carbohydrate, high glycemic index, staple.

The Daily Mail of the UK recently concluded a survey of the world’s most popular foods. 1. Pasta 2. Meat 3. Rice 4. Pizza 5. Chicken 6. Fish and seafood 7. Vegetables 8. Chinese food 9. Italian food 10. Mexican food. Read about it here: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2004279/

Pasta, rice, pizza, Chinese food, Italian food, and Mexican food usually include lots of bread based items. Then we have the cakes and pies, the fried foods that are battered with—you guessed it—flour. Is it a small wonder that our consumption of bad carbs is out of control, and leading to related health conditions? Modern day eating habits are leading to children with type two diabetes, kidney failures, and amputations, obesity and other related conditions that were once rare. We must strive toward reducing these from our daily intake and adopt a more HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.

There is a theory out there that many other illnesses are caused by the body’s inability to tolerate the gluten in flour. Many persons are discovering that they have an intolerance to gluten (the substance in wheat that makes it sticky) while investigating the mysterious cause of various health conditions. Rumor has it that 98% of people who suffer from gluten intolerance don’t know it, and will discover it after it has created health challenges that are too severe to ignore. Since rumors are not always true, I invite you to do your own research on this topic.

The other thing that has to be considered is that many of the items made with white flour are also made with sugar, which further increases the negative effects of bad carb absorption. Added to that we sometimes consume these foods with a sugar infused beverage. WOW!! Can you hear somebody’s kidneys screaming “Help me!!” Yes, we can help. By paying more attention to eliminating some of the gunk from our diet, and replacing it with healthier, fiber- filled forms of carbohydrates.

Tomorrow, I shall write about some interesting forms of good forms of carbohydrates, since we do need carbohydrates as part of a HEALTHY DIET. Go here to learn how you can counteract cravings for these bad carbs. SKINNY FIBER is formulated with three kinds of fiber that help to reduce cravings and also help you to eat less. http://www.healthandwealthbuilders.net

TO YOUR HEALTH AND WELLNESS

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