A common argument in favor of the consumption of wheat and grains in our diet is that 10,000 years of grain consumption is enough time for humans to adapt and thrive. However, even if this were true, the grains we consume now are not the same as the grains we consumed 10,000 years ago, let alone 50 years ago. Techniques to enhance the production of crops has modified the plant to the point where it is no longer classified as a plant.
Now, I am not aware of any research confirming or denying these modifications as harmful to our health. Telling you to avoid genetically modified wheat would be the same as the experts crying wolf about red meat with no evidence to support the claims. We do know enough about wheat and grains to have reason to avoid them in our diet without discussing the genetic modifications. These reasons include; a large carbohydrate load, large glycemic load (depending on the wheat your choose), relatively high fructose content, and the inflammatory properties of gluten (even for non-celiacs).
As always, it’s about making the better choice. Maybe the wheat isn’t doing any damage, but the steak and veggies give you a better bang for your buck.
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