Why are grains so bad?

Why are grains so bad?

Many plants use lectins as a defense against hungry animals. Thus, an animal that is not adapted to the lectins in the plant it’s eating may suffer damage or death. … Grains and legumes (beans, soy, peas, peanuts) are rich in some particularly nasty lectins. Especially wheat. Some can degrade the intestinal lining. Some have the ability to pass through the intestinal lining and show up in the bloodstream. Once in the bloodstream, they may bind all sorts of carbohydrate-containing proteins in the body, including the insulin receptor. What is not so speculative is that once you’re leptin-resistant, you become obese and insulin resistant, and at that point you are intolerant to any type of carbohydrate.

Along with lectins, there are two other components of grains that are detrimental: phytates and gluten. As the Weston A. Price Foundation points out in the article Be Kind To Your Grains:

Phytic acid, for example, is an organic acid in which phosphorus is bound. It is mostly found in the bran or outer hull of seeds.Untreated phytic acid can combine with calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and especially zinc in the intestinal tract and block their absorption. This is why a diet high in improperly prepared whole grains may lead to serious mineral deficiencies and bone loss.

If you feel like your going to die without grains try Ezekiel Bread. It’s gluten-free sprouted grain. Because the grain is sprouted it removes the harmful physiologic affects that occur above. It’s actually pretty good.

Thursday’s Workout

50-40-30-20-10 For Time Of:

  • Box Jumps (24/20)
  • Anchored Sit-up (abmat)
  • One-Arm Kettlebell Swings (53/35)

Friday’s Workout

Strength: Press: 2-2-2-2-2-2-2

Conditioning: 

Every Minute On the Minute: 15 sec all-out

100 m Sprints
Then
Row 5 mins
Then
Airdyne Bike 5 mins
* Row/bike at 80% effort. EMOM 15 sec all-out. This is not a timed workout.