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Anyone want to get in on this Facebook wheat debate?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 31, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Over at 100 Days of of Real Food on Facebook I am debating why wheat shouldn't be included as a "Real Food". The page's moderator has said in response:

"Yes, I am familiar with Wheat Belly and our opinion is that unless you have an allergy or intolerance to gluten there's no reason to avoid whole-wheat products. And based on a recent Q&A with Michael Pollan (in NYTimes) he agrees. Everyone is certainly entitled to their own opinion though!"

https://www.facebook.com/100daysofrealfood/posts/367325003293675?

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on February 01, 2012
at 02:39 AM

Olive oil is also processed. Is that real food? Yes. Bacon is processed too... Uh oh!

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on February 01, 2012
at 01:13 AM

Well, it can't be called a "real food" anyway because wheat flour (as it's commonly ingested) is processed. No way around that one.

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on February 01, 2012
at 12:44 AM

All I see is someone making an absolutist statement (you) and someone making a careful and conservative statement (moderator).

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on February 01, 2012
at 12:15 AM

Let them be!!!!!!! there are people out there that truly believe that its Ok - someone only just told me it was fine to be fat as long as you were healthy!!!??? - there is no convincing them. Just as there is no convincing me that wheat is good for you!

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on February 01, 2012
at 02:24 AM

If they had 1,000,000 people ready to jump on your page and tell you that wheat is the healthiest thing on the planet, would that change your mind?

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