08 Aug ARE GRAINS NEGATIVELY AFFECTING YOUR HEALTH?
If years ago, someone would have told me that I would be living on a paleo, grain free diet, I would have said, “You’re crazy.”
I had been a vegetarian since I was a teen and grains were a staple in my diet.
Back then, I had no idea that grains, especially gluten, were causing me major inflammation and auto-immune issues.
And not only was the gluten affecting me, but when my middle child was diagnosed with a rare auto-immune disease, I learned that it was affecting her as well.
One of the major problems with grain is that we are over consuming it. If I told you to eat eggs for breakfast, an omelette for lunch, and a Soufflé for dinner, you may think, “Hey, that’s way too many eggs.”
But, we don’t think twice when we have toast for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch and a roll or pasta with dinner.
The bottom line is that inflammation is the root cause of many illnesses and grains are a big cause of inflammation due to over consumption.
Getting rid of grain was a bit of an adjustment, but it was well worth it for my whole family.
So, if you’re dealing with any type of illness or inflammatory disease or simply want to learn more, be sure to check out the book ‘Grain Brain,’ by David Perlmutter, or ‘Wheat Belly,’ by Dr. William Davis.
And, since it’s zucchini season, I thought you might enjoy one of my favorite grain-free pesto pasta recipes.
It’s an absolute favorite in my home! Click Here and Grab The Recipe
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Enjoy the fresh veggies and end of summer fun!