Why do we avoid grains and processed starchy carbs?
This, Core Principle 1, is mostly explained in detail here in the 12 Core Principles.
For further reading, you might like to check this post: Back off those carbs!
Now you will understand that:
1: We have not evolved to eat grains, we cannot digest these plants, that is why they have to be processed before we can consume them.
2: You understand there are compounds in grains - gluten, lectins, phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors - that are largely undesirable and have negative side-effects for many people.
3: For most people, the 99% of the population who are not elite athletes, eating a lot of grains and processed starchy carbs is probably contributing to undesirable weight gain.
4: Bulky meals of starchy carbs can cause your pancreas to work too hard and can trigger blood sugar highs and lows. In time, this can Read more