Wheat? Is it the weight-gain culprit? A cardiologist says yes

Is wheat the problem ingredient of our time? A cardiologist says yes.

Home cooked food made with vegetables is the best basis of a balanced diet according to a new book by a cardiologist who says we should all eliminate wheat.

He has claimed wheat causes weight gain and problem skin – even acne, and simply by eliminating it,  tummy weight will go, and your skin will clear up. He says just two weeks wheat free will bring a significant difference to the way you look and feel.

Cardiologist William Davis has released a book, What Belly that focuses on the farming practises of wheat in recent times which he says have turned it into a ‘super carbohydrate’. The farming practises mean wheat is absorbed at twice the rate of normal carbs, causing huge spikes in insulin.

Dr Davis’ conclusion is that wheat is ageing to both our waistlines and our faces, and simply by eliminating it, we can look younger. He claims wheat consumption accelerates the rate at which the body develops kidney disfunction, dementia, clogged arteries and arthritis.

Two percent of foods consumed globally have wheat. A surprising food he says to avoid is anything gluten-free, as the substitute rice and corn flours can be even higher in GI than wheat and he also says wholemeal bread should be avoided as well as all types of bread, wraps, biscuits, cakes and so on. “Just because something bad for you is replaced by something less and for you doesn’t mean it’s good,” he says. The critical factor is getting the whole story.

In brief, a wheat free diet is full of fresh vegetables, raw nuts and seeds, meat and fish,full-fat cheese, coconut and avacado.

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Renae Leith-Manos

Editor and Founder of Bondi Beauty

Renae Leith-Manos loves fitness, new beauty products, long chats and long flights. She is at her best when traveling the world writing about luxury hotels and Michelin Star restaurants (www.renaesworld.com.au). She has had a colourful media career as a journalist inmagazines and newspapers, in Australia and Asia. She spends her time writing, cooking, consulting to new businesses, running and working out.

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