Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like the Perfect Health Diet a lot.
Griff's cholesterol primer
5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
bloodorchid is always right
Wheat was not protecting itself from humans, until 10,000 years ago we only used wheat grasses as cover while stalking prey, they were tall & clumpy, maybe it had evolved to poison insects with gluten, I don't know.
Antinutrients are basically just toxins, their primary purpose as I understand is for the growth and germination of the seed when conditions are right, the fact that they don't agree with us may just be incidental.
Amazing how self centered we are as a species, everything around us must somehow be related to our being, well it isn't, nature just does what it does most of the time it has nothing to do with us one way or another.
Hey, wheat can be lethal. Every time I eat it I get this whole brain fog and start stumbling around (no motor control) which would make me really vulnerable to predation.
If modern society didn't exist and I somehow ended up eating bread (even though it likely wouldn't exist either...), well, I'd be wolf meat.
In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.
Where do you get the idea that grains need to KILL the things that eat them?
It's not about killing, it's just about preventing from being digested. So that when whatever eats them poops, the seeds have a nice fertilizer.
Because it is called a forum and people answer questions.
The hull is inedible according to Livestromg even with the hull removed they need to be soaked before being eaten. Not the best source I know but since they are pro grains I would believe them in this case. And from Is it healthy to eat raw grain soaked in water overnight? seems to confirm they will pretty much make everyone sick unless you have an industrial digestive tract
Essential they are undigestible raw with the hulls on whether they make you sick or not.
Last edited by Dirlot; 09-27-2012 at 08:22 AM.
Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
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If you eat wheat right off the stalk it doesn't break down like normal human food does. It turns into gum. Literally, tasteless, chewing gum. Favorite treat when I was a little farmgirl was to take a handful of whole raw wheat and chew it into gum. It's not something that your mouth instinct tells you to swallow.