Why do people love eating bread so much? There is a huge push to get everyone to consume more grains. But, the problem is that we’re already consuming too many grains. Grains have been made to seem very healthy, and we’re told to consume grains as a foundation of our diet. But, grains can actually cause a lot of problems for your health.
Today we’re going to talk about just one of these major problems. Gluten is the protein in a lot of grains. It’s a term to describe various proteins within this category.
One of these proteins can actually create an opioid effect. There is a huge problem with opioid addiction around the world.
One thing an opioid will do is increase endorphins. Endorphins help decrease pain and make us feel good. Exorphins are endorphins that can be triggered by food.
This stimulation of exorphins is why you like bread so much. But, this comes with other potential things like celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Celiac disease is a severe reaction to gluten.
The top symptoms of celiac disease can include:
3. Abdominal pain
Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is basically celiac disease but without the classic symptoms. Symptoms of non-celiac gluten sensitivity can include:
- Brain fog
- Autoimmune conditions
- Headaches and migraines
I want to challenge you to avoid eating bread and other grains for just one week. Then go back to eating bread and grains and compare how you feel to the previous week when you weren’t consuming grains. Then decide whether or not it’s worth giving up grains.
Thanks for reading! I hope this helps you better understand why you should avoid bread and other grains. I’ll see you in the next article.