I was lucky enough to be at the Wheat Belly Seminar in Montreal last night, where famous Author William Davis of the book ‘Wheat belly’ gave a thorough lecture on the dangers of consuming the new Genetically altered strain of wheat that is bombarding our supermarkets. As it turns out, Gluten is actually the very BEST thing in wheat! Dozens of other toxic, neuro-damaging substances (such as Gliadin and Wheat Lectin) in today’s wheat grain is not only causing horrific inflammation and chronic disease in the body but also triggering our opiate receptors in the brain (similar to the way morphine and heroin do), making us powerfully addicted to it and blocking our ability to feel when we are full- one of the main causes of the obesity epidemic in North America. This is all in addition to the fact that even whole wheat is scientifically proven to spike blood glucose (blood sugar) higher than white table sugar, (which today is also Genetically Modified and horribly toxic), explaining why people who stop eating sugar are still suffering from debilitating diabetes. This is literally the opposite from what the food companies have been telling us! People all around the world consume more wheat daily than any other grain or food, especially in North America. This is without a doubt one of the most pervasive and difficult-to-avoid toxins of our modern way of eating and one that is resulting in the slow and steady poisoning of America. It is horrifying to grasp that the ‘whole grain’ pasta we have been feeding our toddlers, or worse: the formula and pablum we have been feeding our newborns has been setting them up for learning disabilities, metabolic abnormalities, damaged DNA, intestinal tract destruction and autoimmune diseases later in life.
I could easily write yet another long-winded wheat-as-a-poison article about how the new man-made toxic strain semi-dwarf wheat we are eating is killing us, but I’ll leave that to the wheat experts such as Mr Davis and many other talented wheat-specialists. I highly recommend reading his book ‘Wheat Belly’. I thought I would focus instead on a short list of the most popular foods containing wheat and wheat by-products to help health-conscious consumers make appropriate and informed choices about the foods they feed themselves and their families. Unfortunately we are dealing with a wide-scale, well calculated deception about the harmful effects of wheat and most of us are unaware of how many supermarket products actually contain it, so this list may surprise you considerably. **The following list is not a replacement for proper label reading, it is critical that all consumers read every label they purchase carefully. It is your human right and obligation to be aware of what you are eating as your lack of knowledge is making food corporations very rich and the people you share a world with very sick. More than that, it is your deep responsibility to ensure the safety of what you chose to feed your children as they depend on the choices you make for their well-being and survival. Today, ignorance is NOT bliss, certainly not to for children.
Basically it is safe to assume that all processed food contains wheat and it’s derivatives, but you should be avoiding chemical-laden, synthetically-produced, nutritionally-empty man made laboratory food for reasons worse than wheat! So here is the list:
“Wheat is an annual grass and is one of the top three crops grown all over the world. There are many common foods on the market which contain wheat because it is very nutritious and has many uses. But many are allergic to it because it contains gluten. Gluten is made up of the sticky proteins that act as a binder in foods. It is difficult to find foods that do not contain some form wheat, especially if they have been packaged. Here is a list of 20 common foods that contain wheat.
Lots of Wheat
- Flour. Most flour is made directly from the wheat grain. This includes white, bread, bran or brown flour. Buckwheat flour may also contain a blend of wheat, so be sure to check the label.
- Breads. Breads, unless they have a label stating otherwise, will contain wheat. This includes freshly baked bread at your local bakery.
- Baked Goods. Cakes, cookies, pastries or other baked goods all contain wheat.
- Pasta. Pasta, unless it states that it is made from rice or quinoa, is also made from wheat flour.
- Pizza. Pizza is also made from flour and unless it has a special label stating that it is gluten free, you can be sure that it contains wheat. This includes bread sticks and frozen pizzas, as well as frozen pizza dough.
- Breaded and Battered Foods. Foods such as fish sticks, fried chicken wings or any battered vegetables such as pepper, onions or zucchini will contain wheat from the bread or batter.
- Cereals. Most cereals are also made from wheat.
- Canned Soups. Most canned soups contain a wheat starch or wheat flour as a thickener. This includes soups in packets as well as the soups that you order at most restaurants.
- Vegetables. Frozen or canned vegetables prepared in a sauce, as well as creamed vegetables that contain stabilizers also contain wheat.
- Sauces. Most commercially prepared sauces, such as soy sauce, Worcestershire, teriyaki, and horseradish sauce, should be assumed to contain wheat unless otherwise stated.
- Dip and Gravy Mixes. These all contain wheat thickening agents. As a general rule most thickening agents such as starches contain wheat.
- Ground Spices. Curry powder, Cajun spices, pie spice, and Thai spices contain a wheat agent that prevents them from clumping.
- Instant Drinks. Drinks like instant coffee, instant tea and cocoa powder all contain wheat, as well as powdered, malted and chocolate milk. Most malted drinks will contain wheat.
- Deserts. Ice cream, ice cream cones, sherbet, icings, meringues and puddings all contain wheat.
- Condiments. Ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard that are either ready made or in powder form all contain wheat.
- Salad Dressings. Many dressings contain wheat-enriched emulsifiers or stabilizers.
- Meats. Sausages, luncheon, and prepared meat patties contain wheat.
- Imitation and Synthetic Cheeses. Pasteurized cheese spreads, cottage cheese containing modified or wheat starches, blue cheese and veined cheeses like Roquefort contain wheat.
- Beer. It’s most commonly made from barley, but wheat is also widely used as an ingredient.
- Sweets. Licorice, chocolate, candy with cereal extract, and chewing gum all contain wheat.
Read the Labels
The best way to be sure that your food does not contain wheat is to read the labels. Anything that contains mono-sodium glutamate (MSG), modified starches, or malt will usually contain wheat. Unless the label says otherwise, it is almost safe to assume that the product contains wheat.”
*This was quoted from the following site: http://www.3fatchicks.com/20-common-foods-containing-wheat/
I will soon release a video about the best non-grain alternatives to wheat for baking, cooking and enjoying! Eating healthy is every bit as tasty as eating junk food and I can prove it!