9 Reasons to not eat Whole Wheat Crackers

wheat crackers are junk food, gluten, gliadin, inflammation, leaky gut

I don't eat wheat crackers anymore. Why? Yes, they taste good. And, I still love them. But, what tastes good isn't necessarily good for you. They are so addictive, I can't stop until I eat the whole darned box! Really! They are designed to make you not stop eating them. All you do is want …

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Holistic health: Why it takes more than healthy food?

holistic health, nutrition, happiness, well being, plant based whole food diet

What is holistic health? It has everything to do with the 'whole person'. It's the psychological, physical and social aspects of ones life which should seriously be taken into account and viewed as a whole. If one does not, he will likely suffer quality of life consequences. In other words, it's not just food that …

Insulin resistance: Why eating ‘real whole food’ can save your bacon!

insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, hight blood pressure, bad cholesterol, refined carbs

The exact cause of insulin resistance is not yet fully understood. Insulin is a hormone created by our pancreas and is essential to our body's metabolism. Digestion breaks down carbohydrates (sugars and starches) in foods into glucose (a form of sugar) which then can enter our bloodstream. Our body cells receive energy through absorbing glucose. When …

Why do I crave sugar: How to break this unhealthy habit

why do I crave sugar, nutrition, fructose, high blood sugar, type 2 diabetes

It's natural to crave something sweet. But, why do I crave sugar? Refined sugar is unnatural and gets absorbed into the blood too quickly. Fruit has fiber and absorption is delayed. Have you ever wondered why candy bars are so addicting? They don't satisfy, you always want more. It's like ice cream. Try to eat …

White Flour

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Flour can be made from grinding any grain. White flour from wheat uses all of the wheat kernel. In white flour, only the starchy part is used. Refined flour is missing nutrients found in whole wheat flour. White flour is an added ingredient in many processed foods. Most people usually like their wheat grains ground up forming bread, cereal and crackers, etc. Regular whole …

Resistant Starch Foods

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Are resistant starch foods good for you? Potatoes and rice are essential staples in many societies. But, is all starch healthy? It seems to depend upon if the food is processed or not. For example, wheat crackers can make you gain weight because they can raise your blood sugar too high, too quickly. Opt for the resistant starch foods, instead. This type …