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Thread: What Are Your Top 5 Reasons to Avoid Grains?

  1. #1
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    Apr 2010
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    What Are Your Top 5 Reasons to Avoid Grains?

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    We all avoid grains, but why? Is it just because its not primal/paleo. This may be the case or some of us while most of us avoid them because they are high carb, contain lectins, because we are intolerant to gluten etc.

    And, simply, meat tastes better... bacon anyone?

    So, what are the top 5 reasons why YOU avoid grains?

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  2. #2
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    Sep 2010
    Here are the major reasons from Cardiologist Dr. Davis: Each article is short & to the point.

    * Wheat - Visceral Fat, Man Boobs, Breast Cancers, blood sugar, Big Belly

    * Wheat-insulin resistance,diabetes,heart disease,hypertension,cancer,arthritis,cartilage destruction

    * Wheat Free Diet gets AMAZING results:

    * Photo of Wheat Belly, weight gain, Bad Cholesterol, Brain Fog, heart disease, lost energy

    * Wheat - Testimonials Fat melting away from not eating grains

    * Wheat - Makes us feel Hungry

    * Wheat Benefits = none, Effects of not eating wheat

    * Wheat - Your Brain on Wheat

    * Wheat Severe Joint Pain, man walks after giving up wheat

    * Wheat the Nicotine of Food contributes MIGHTILY to Diabetes


    * Oatmeal-Rocketing blood sugar, pancreas damage, equal to a bowl of jelly beans

    Best to all,

  3. #3
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    Oct 2009
    I trust Dr. Davis (of HeartScan blog) who says we have no need for grains, and they are just bad for us.

    In addition, I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and I'd heard that a "sensitivity" to gluten can accompany that condition. I've been low carbing for years, so I really didn't have much gluten, but I did a food elimination test--no grains for a month and then "OD'd" on delicious bread at an Indian restaurant. I was so sick--violent cramping and diarrhea within 2 hours. I realized that my few bran crackers that I had been eating to help with 'regularity' were actually keeping me regular by irritating my colon and intestines! So no more grains for me.

  4. #4
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    Mar 2010
    -bloating when eaten
    -suicidal depression reappears when grains reappear.
    -Thyroid fucks up even more when grains are eaten
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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  5. #5
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    Feb 2010
    Ohio and Pennsylvania
    +1 naiadknight on bland
    Meat is far tastier
    More room for bacon
    Meats build muscles
    I want to see my abs

  6. #6
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    Jul 2010
    Miami, FL
    I thought maybe they made my sinuses and asthma worse. Now that I'm on primal, and see how my sex drive has increased, I think wheat may have a tendency to slow that down considerably as well.

  7. #7
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    Feb 2010
    london UK
    1. they are simply not meant to be eaten by humans
    2. do horrendous thing to my blood sugar (probably cos im VLC so a bit bunch of carbs produces excessive BS levels)
    3. time consuming to prepare
    4.aren't particularly tasty
    5. don;t digest well

  8. #8
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    Sep 2010
    Redmond WA
    I can eat absurd quantities of things made from grains. I am simply incapable of doing that with non-grain-based foods.

    Zone diet on and off for several years....worked, but too much focus on exact meal composition
    Primal since July 2010...skinniest I've ever been and the least stressed about food

  9. #9
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    Aug 2010
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    -scratchy poo
    -bloating, pain in digesting
    -empty calories, nutritionally void
    -makes you hungrier, doesn't satiate
    -everything grizz said
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  10. #10
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    Jul 2010
    Oakland, CA
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    Some of these apply to wheat and some of these apply to grains in general. I'll specify in each answer:

    1. Wheat gives me horrible gas, bloating and all around gastrointestinal distress.

    2. Bread/wheat products seem to set off my cravings for sugar. I'm off sugar now, but if I add back wheat It'll soon be hard to break the cycle. Best to avoid them both and then the cravings are minimal to nill.

    3. I find it easier to achieve and maintain a flatter stomach (attempting to get some ab definition) when I don't eat grains. Goes hand in hand with having less bloat, I suppose.

    4. Mood is better with no grains - specifically wheat. I'm even, emotionally balanced when I eat primally. I find this to be a huge advantage and motivation to eat as close to primal as possible.

    5. All around easier to plan meals and grocery shop when you don't have to consider which starch you are going to serve with the veg and protein. I like simple things. This is simple!
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