We aren’t going to be talking about trans fats and HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup) today. I figure that is getting beat into your heads enough by just about everyone these days. In case you hadn’t heard yet though, please do your body a favor and stop eating and drinking things containing these so that you can get rid of that blubber.
Let’s talk about a few other items that might be “secretly” packing on the fat without you even knowing it. I want to start with wheat products, yep, whole wheat products that you will find in most cereals, breads, muffins, bagels, crackers, pasta, and the list goes on.
Most people have some sort of intolerance to the gluten in wheat products and celiacs have the worst reaction to it. The problem with this is, is that the human digestive system has never adapted to the large quantities of wheat in most diets. In the 1900’s is when wheat consumption really to a JUMP! This time frame of the last hundred years is pretty short and the digestive system of the early hunters and gathers that was created has never adapted, since their diets typically had fresh fish and meats, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.