Side Effects of Wheat and Gluten
Wheat is an empty food and contains gluten, which the body finds very difficult to digest. Gluten has very few nutrients in comparison to the calories it contains and can block the absorption of important vitamins and minerals. This can lead to a multitude of problems including weight gain, diarrhoea, anaemia, bloating, constipation, abdominal pain, gas, fatigue, bad skin and low mood.
Unfortunately, like sugar, gluten based products can also be very addictive. Melbourne University released a study showing that gluten and wheat based products caused addiction withdrawal symptoms for over 70% of the 200 people tested. The study showed that when gluten was removed from the diet, there was an improvement in mood swings, headaches, migraines, immune system response, respiratory problems, energy levels and digestion. The study also showed significant weight loss and reduced inflammation throughout the body.
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