Benefits of Living Wheat Free!
There are some health benefits of living wheat free. According to Dr. William Davis, author of the Wheat-Belly Diet, (Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health, available on Amazon.com), removing wheat from the diet can reduce the risk of the following health problems:
Some Benefits of Living Wheat Free:
|acid reflux||acne||ADHD||alopecia areata||asthma||atherosclerosis|
|autism||bloating||brain fog||breast cancer||cancer||celiac disease|
|cramps||dementia||dermatitis herpetiformis (DH)||diabetes||diarrhea||elevated estrogen levels|
|erectile dysfunction||food addiction||gangrene||gas||glycation||gynecomastia|
|heart disease||incontinence||irritable bowel syndrome||kidney disease||mouth sores||obesity/overweight|
|osteoporosis||peripheral neuropathy||pH imbalances||psoriasis||rashes||rheumatoid arthritis|
|schizophrenia||seizures||ulcerative colitis||ulcers||vitiligo||wheat-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis (WDEIA)|
|wheat-induced cerebellar ataxia||wrinkles|
This is not intended to be a replacement for professional diagnosis or treatments. Please consult a professional medical doctor before starting a new diet.
Other health benefits you can get from a wheat-free diet might include:
- Removing wheat from your diet is a great chance to add more whole foods. Processed foods found in packets are made with over-processed and added ingredients not normally found in whole foods. Whole fruits, vegetables grown locally and organically, nuts, lean pastured, grass fed meats, organic pastured dairy and seeds all contain vitamins and minerals and more nutritional value than refined products.
- Eating healthier actually costs less if using in-season vegetables and fruits.
- Cravings disappear and other symptoms can be alleviated.
Removing wheat from the diet can help you alleviate health problems like rashes, skin irritation, nasal congestion and digestive tract issues. The benefits of Living wheat free can lead to an overall healthier weight because of the whole foods you will be adding to your diet.
Wheat Free Resources
- As mentioned above, the Wheat Belly diet was founded by cardiologist William Davis, MD. His blog, WheatBellyblog.com (http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/) and his book, Wheat Belly, maintain that today’s wheat is both addictive and toxic.
The Wheat Belly diet is about eliminating wheat from our diets rather than a strict “do this or do that” type of diet. According to Dr. Davis, it’s a lifestyle choice. It’s not about calorie restrictions or exercise. His book, cookbooks and blog all promote preparing your food in a delicious, alternative way that can help the body overcome the effects from too much wheat.
- Many online websites, including Amazon, carry a wide assortment of gluten-free and wheat-free products – including specialty flours and baking mixes.
- When substituting flour, you may need to add protein ingredients or other types of ingredients to make the flours more like wheat flour. Guar gum and xanthan gum are substitutes for gluten. They can be found online and in health food stores.
- Other additives like eggs, milk, soymilk or non-dairy milk alternatives are readily available.
- Egg replacer is a leavening agent that adds protein to wheat-free baked goods and can be found at health food stores.
- Nut meal is dense and protein rich. Do not use if you have tree nut allergies, though. Find it in health food stores or online.
- Powdered dry milk is available in most supermarkets, usually in the baking aisle.
What health benefit of wheat free living have your found for yourself? Share your comments in the area below.
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