Why grains are bad for you

Why grains are bad for you: What are grains? Grains are the seeds of plants and anything made out of the small, hard, dry seeds, with or without attached hulls or fruit layers, harvested for human or animal consumption.

Whole grains (the best of grains but not good either) include ALL three parts:

Bran – the most outer layer of the seed containing fiber, B vitamins, minerals (magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, selenium, copper) and phytochemicals;
Endosperm (don’t think of anything else!) – the kernel and bulk of the seed containing complex carbohydrates, protein and B vitamins;
Germ – produces the sprout and contains B vitamins (niacin, thiamin, riboflavin), vitamin E, minerals, unsaturated fats, phytochemicals and antioxidants.

Whole grains include: amaranth, barley, brown rice, buckwheat, kasha, buckwheat groats, bulgur (cracked wheat), kamut, millet, oats/oatmeal, popcorn, quinoa, spelt, teff, triticale, whole grain corn/cornmeal, whole wheat, whole rye, and wild rice.

Refined grains (very bad for you) include: corn flakes, couscous, cream of wheat/rice, crisped rice, degermed cornmeal, enriched macaroni or spaghetti, grits, pretzels, puffed rice/wheat, white breads, white flour and white rice.

Why grains are bad for you:

1. Going back in history, it has been noted that after the agricultural revolution took place, there was a steady decline in brain and muscle strength of humans. Hahaha. So if you want to be more clever and stronger, stop eating grains. Why grains are bad for you? It is because grains contain Phytic Acid in the bran of all grains (plus the coating of seeds and nuts), a mineral blocker that prevents the absorption of minerals. In the past, grains were allowed to sit in the fields allowing them to sprout and the sprouting process increased the nutritional value of the grains breaking down the Phytic Acid. But in today’s world like everything else, grains are not sprouted and are consumed in much, much larger quantities than before so there is no time for a quality grain anymore. People with osteoporosis are given calcium supplements by Doctors but they are pointless if the patient still consumes grains as they are then delivering Phytates that will block the calcium absorption into their bones.

Why grains are bad for you:

2. Although the medical fraternity and experts claim that we have been eating grains all our lives, and try to push whole grains as OK, it doesn’t mean that just because we are not experiencing symptoms now that eating grains (even whole) are really OK. Apart from putting Phytic Acid into our bodies via grains, we are also spiking our insulin production every time we eat grains. Every time sugar is available in our body, insulin spikes. Everything goes out of whack for a bit and cortisol and adrenaline are produced too to counter act the imbalance in your endocrine system. Do this enough times and your immune system lowers and inflammation starts. So stop eating sugars. Not just grains. Grains are just ONE type of sugar.

Why grains are bad for you:

3. Studies have shown that grains affect your fertility. Sperm count drops by 50% after regular consumption of grains. If you’re trying to get pregnant and have a family and are not succeeding, you might want to both get off rice and pastas for awhile. Instead of eating grains that have very negligible nutritional value, isn’t it better to get your nutrition from vegetables and protein, good fats and fruit? By eating cake, you have a double whammy of flour (grains) and real sugar. Diabetic Heaven! Perfect for throwing your system out of whack. Again, inflammation starts whenever you do this often enough……

Why grains are bad for you:

4. Many grains have gluten. GLUTEN. What is gluten? It is some sticky stuff found in the endosperm of grains. Something to do with the germination process of grains perhaps. Point is, gluten breaks down the microvilli in your small intestines, eventually letting particles of your food leech into your blood stream cleverly defined as LEAKY GUT. This causes allergies, digestive disturbances or autoimmune problems. HAH!!! There you go. Now you know why.

Gluten has a partner called Lectin that is a toxin that disallows repair of the digestive tract. Thus even more of your undigested food travels into your blood stream. When this happens, your body is under attack and retaliates and this is how allergies start. Something enters the body, and the body retaliates.

Later, this causes even more problems (it is a chain reaction!!!) to your gallbladder which releases bile salts to help break down your food to properly digest it. When your intestines are already damaged by gluten, the chemical responsible for bile secretion is not released so gets filled within the gall bladder. The cholesterol that is left there eventually crystallizes into stones.

 Why grains are bad for you:

Have you not figured it out by now? It causes inflammation to the body. It causes diabetes. Inflammation leads to cancer. It causes allergies and auto-immune disorders. It causes arthritis. So many problems with grains!!! But to give it up altogether? Is it possible? 99.99 % of you will say no way. But seriously think about it. Try it out for a few weeks and see how your body reacts to a no grain diet. If you don’t feel better, you could always revert to your nasi kandar and roti canai ways. But you owe it to your body to at least try.

I hope you now understand WHY GRAINS ARE BAD FOR YOU.

Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

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  1. Yes, I understand WHY GRAINS ARE BAD FOR YOU but not for my 98 years old grandmother who have been eating grains her whole life.

    So we are supposed to just eat meat and fruits every day for the rest of our lives?

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