I am still not sure if wheat bothers me, in that it causes leaky gut and then inflammation throughout my body. It is possible other ingredients within the bread are causing it, not simply the gluten. You might be buying 100% whole wheat, but it may have other ingredients causing you pain.
You might want to read the ingredients more closely. For example, a bread I bought was 100% whole wheat, but it had sugar, molasses, soy lecithin and soybean oil, among other ingredients I didn’t want. Refined oils are known to cause inflammation. Soy lecithin is also questionable.
They can damage the small intestine wall entering the bloodstream causing inflammation in our bodies. I usually get it throughout my whole body in my joints generally and feet. I really think I get bouts of a brand of generalized Rheumatoid arthritis. It’s painful hurting everywhere.
I chose what I believed to be a better made bread made by Foodforlife.com Ezekiel bread is made with organic sprouted grains. When I buy bread, I buy their Ezekiel 4:9 Flax. They say it’s also lower glycemic. It doesn’t have sugar, molasses or other ingredients.
Furthermore, their breads are non GMO. I really love its healthy taste. It’s a really chewy bread. I make avocado sandwiches at least twice a week. This is only four slices. Nevertheless, I am still going back and forth about starchy food in general and whether or not to eat potatoes and any grains.
My avocado sandwich…
- Two slices of Ezekiel bread of choice
- One avocado diced
- A small amount of chopped onion
- Green lettuce
- Thinly sliced cucumber
- Dash of a seasoning salt plus shake of pepper
- Thinly sliced green or black olives
- This is really good!
*As far as starchy food goes, you can limit the amount of arsenic you get from rice if you buy California grown. Also, you can buy the healthier organic potatoes and an organic non GMO bread called Ezekiel made by Food for life®.
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet. Before you give up an entire food group because you think it is unhealthy in some way, you might want to undergo an elimination test or even get tested for allergic reactions by your doctor. I am only a layman and I could be wrong in food choices I do not eat anymore, because there is always that speck of doubt that lingers I could be wrong. It has taken years in my own trial and error with food for me to realize what I should or shouldn’t eat. The main culprit foods are potatoes, rice, wheat and other grains. The obvious bad foods have been already determined by many experts to be many refined and processed foods with certain additives and preservatives. These may cause conditions, ailments and disease in some people. Most common inflammation triggers are known to be dairy, corn, meat, wheat, oats, barley, rye, eggs, citrus fruits, potatoes, tomatoes, nuts, coffee and other foods that contain lectins and/or are of the nightshade variety. So, don’t stop eating an entire food group before you are absolutely sure it is causing what is ailing you. We want to eat healthy food and feel full and satisfied, and not go hungry! Be sure if you can to buy your produce organic and/or non GMO, but don’t go without if you can’t get it. Be sure to ask your store to get it for you, otherwise, you might want to choose substitutes which are known to be cleaner. Go to EWG to get your list of the cleanest fruits and vegetables.