Book Review: Wheat Belly

Wheat Belly by Dr William Davis

Food can be a very topical debate there is so many conflicting opinions about what we should and shouldn’t be eating and no food has divided opinions in recent times more than wheat.

Did you know that 2 slices of whole wheat bread spike your blood sugar more than 2 table spoons of sugar?

Wheat is a staple food for most people, for crying out loud it is referenced in the bible – with Jesus breaking bread with his disciples. Wheat or flour has changed a lot over the last 2 and bit thousand years but have humans changed enough in that time to be able to digest it?

The book answers all of these questions and more – we can look and isolate many factors in why people today are fatter and sicker than every before and we are told that we should eat 7 – 12 serves of healthy whole grains a day – but as you read this book you will discover that this is one of the worst things you can be eating.

Is the answer going gluten free? yes, but not by replacing wheat products with their gluten free counterparts. There is a whole chapter discussing how gluten free foods, while they are gluten and wheat free they still spike blood sugars into dangerous territory as well as increase cholesterol, reduce bone density cause inflammation and a whole host of other negative effects.

The book is easy to read, thought provoking and well researched – I had heard a lot the points raised in the book before but now I have the studies and literature to back up those points.

Put down your toast, ditch your cereal, say arrivederci to your pasta and pizza if you want to banish your Wheat Belly.

I rate this book 4.5 out of 5.

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