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Fascinating Read BUT conflicting research still remains...
on 25 June 2017
A fascinating read and one that I will definitely put into practice.
Having previously researched about the effects of gluten on gut health, I was curious to learn a bit more about the science behind it and how it affects the rest of the body. I have since cut out a lot of processed foods, i.e. crisps, biscuits, chocolate bars, cereals etc. which contain lots of sugars and gluten. This book has also made me more aware of how much carbs we consume - as the body converts this into glucose (sugar) and ultimately affects blood sugar levels in the body.
Whilst I will follow many of the tips provided, I don't think I would follow this diet strictly due to conflicting research out there. For instance, this diet advocates that you can eat as much animal proteins as you please (i.e. red meat, chicken, wild game) yet independent research studies indicate that humans process plant proteins better than animal proteins. There was little advice for those who choose not to have meat in their diet. Legumes are often consumed by vegetarians and vegans because they are sources of high protein yet this book says to eat these foods in "small amounts or just a couple times weekly"
It's difficult to come to a conclusion as to what the ideal diet is for everyone and prefer to listen to what my body tells me. Overall, a brilliant and eye-opening read about wheat and other gluten-containing foods and sugar.