Better concentration/focus on wheat?

Answered on September 07, 2013
Created September 07, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Guys hi, I've been gluten free for close to a year. There are definitely lots of pros. But i found that i focus better after eating some wheat - pasta, bread, etc... I work in sales and it's very noticeable. The ability to find the right world, to quickly understand what the client wants, etc... All are improved after meal with wheat. I am simply quicker, more focused, better seller on wheat. I can't get this effects from other carbs(rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes, fruits, oats). Rice - feels ok, but still better concentration on wheat Potatoes - make me tired and emotional Sweet potatoes/fruits - give me high, mood boost, but not so much focus I still eat very clean diet, no sugars, no dairy, no coffee, etc... Anybody else?

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on September 07, 2013
at 03:36 PM

@regulmail.com Check your B1 (thiamine) levels. Wheat is high in B1, and cereal products are fortified with B1. You may be low in B1.

The B vitamins are related to energy metabolism, and you can get them from meat without much thought. But B1 is a special case, since B1 comes in small amounts in most meats. Pork and organ meats, particularly beef liver offer high amounts of B1. If you're not eating cereal grains, pork or organ meats, you could be backsliding on B1.

You are right to listen to your body. Any time you cut something out, take a look at what it contains (the good stuff) and make sure you're getting it from another source.


on September 07, 2013
at 01:51 PM

Given your grammatics, I am assuming you wrote this post without the miraculous assistance of wheat.

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