24 Aug '11, 5pm

Can Eating Wheat Affect Mental Health?

Can Eating Wheat Affect Mental Health?

Most people believe that grains are a wholesome part of a healthy diet, particularly whole grains , such as whole wheat. Whole grains are also one of the relatively few foods that are allowed to make health claims on their labels, relating whole grains with a reduced risk of heart disease and certain cancers. Unfortunately, there’s a large body of evidence indicating that whole grains, and whole wheat in particular (yes even organic), can contribute to significant health problems—both physical and mental. This evidence, however, has not registered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)—the first two of which developed the dietary guideline to consume three or more ounces of whole grain products per day. When you begin to review the evidence stacked up against whole grains, ...

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