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Wheat flour problem ?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 25, 2012 at 10:09 AM

I wanna ask who is the second big problem with white flour after gluten content. I realize that most wholegrain and others ,,healthy'' food make us sic because the minerals in the bran , but white flour is milled without bran .

Thanks and sorry for my bad english !

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on October 25, 2012
at 01:02 PM

If you are talking store bought. You don't need to add sugar to it at home!

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on October 25, 2012
at 12:08 PM

it's not bad - but there is sugar in sushi rice.

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on October 25, 2012
at 03:17 PM

There's a whole load of other problems associated with white flour, including:

1) It's highly refined - empty calories with next to no natural vitamin or mineral content left (e.g. B vitamins, magnesium etc. are refined out of it).

Poor quality refined white flour was associated with B vitamin deficiencies in Victorian England.

2) It can contribute to blood sugar and insulin spikes - especially bad if you're diabetic or overweight.

3) Some white flour is produced using dodgy additives and processing and bleaching agents (chlorine gas, potassium bromate - a known carcinogen, etc.)

4) Processed foods made using this flour often contain lots of other nasty ingredients as well (artificial colourings, flavourings, transfats, flour improvers etc.)

This book chapter gives a lot of information about flour processing techniques.

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on October 25, 2012
at 10:23 AM

It's the gluten and gliadin in addition to the phytates. They're still in there, even after milling. It also contains exorphins which are morphine like compounds that cause people to become addicted to it.

It's not the minerals in the bran that are a problem. Those would be beneficial in theory, if they weren't bound by phytic acid.

The only safe grain is white rice. The fact that white rice has been milled doesn't make white flour ok, however.

See either Robb Wolf's Paleo Solution book, or Dr. Davis's Wheat Belly.

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on October 25, 2012
at 12:54 PM

My personal experience is that I can handle small amounts of rice and oats but eating wheat makes me incredibly puffy and I gain a pants size and about 5 lbs for a couple days after eating it. It is really odd.

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on October 25, 2012
at 10:51 AM

then sushi with protein after a workout its good ? : )

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on October 25, 2012
at 01:02 PM

If you are talking store bought. You don't need to add sugar to it at home!

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

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on October 25, 2012
at 12:08 PM

it's not bad - but there is sugar in sushi rice.

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