Wheat is found in many products in our diet such as breads, cereals, flours, pastries and cakes, pasta, couscous, noodles, crumbed and battered foods, cooking sauces, canned soups and lots of fast foods. But it is easy to avoid by choosing spelt or rye breads/ flours/ cakes, using brown rice or quinoa, oat based cereals, fresh fruit and veg, beef, chicken, turkey, pork and fish.
So, why should we avoid wheat? Well, wheat contains amylopectin A which is more efficiently converted into blood sugar than any other carbohydrate, an elevation in blood sugar results in the body storing fat. Wheat also triggers LDL (bad cholesterol) which causes an increase in visceral fat, therefore if trying to lose body fat it would be a good idea to cut wheat out of your diet.
Wheat also has a negative effect on the digestive system, the by-products of wheat including gluten clog up the digestive tract and intestines hindering the digestive procedures causing problems such as bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. Studies have found that people suffering with IBS alleviated their symptoms when cutting wheat out of their diet. If you require help with cutting out wheat contact Sarah or check out the website for more info