It is now widely accepted that wheat and meat are hard for humans to digest and not so healthy in large amounts. Although wheat is not inherently bad for you, the way we process it today is bad, turning the complex carbohydrate it once was into a refined carbohydrate. The remaining product has almost none of the original nutritional goodness, and does little for our health and wellbeing.

 

If we are not careful we can encounter wheat in every meal and many products, starting with breakfast with a full plethora of highly processed wheat products like cereals, pancakes, bagels and muffins. Lunch often consists of a sandwich or wrap, and then dinner with some form of pasta dish.

 

Consider:

 

*Seeking wholegrain alternatives like quinoa, brown rice, rye, spelt, buckwheat, barley and millet and load up on fruits and vegetables, which are healthier alternatives and full of good stuff like fiber and protein.

 

*Limiting red meat and processed meats like bacon and hot dogs as it raises the risk of heart disease, diabetes and colon cancer. Can’t resist? Have it as a treat instead and save up for the good stuff – local free range pork or gourmet sausages.

 

*Learning to read and identify your ingredients. If it is gluten-free consider what it is that they are replacing the gluten with and whether it is the most wholesome option you can find.