8 Potential Problems That Explain Why Whole-Grain Foods Not Always Healthful

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The gluten in wheat damages the intestinal lining and cause symptoms like pain, stool inconsistency, anemia, bloating, and fatigue, according to studies.

Studies also show that gluten wears the lining of the intestines causing undigested contents to “leak” from the digestive tract into the bloodstream.

Studies found that wheat gluten causes people to have autoimmune markers in their blood, suggesting that the acidic grain might be causing autoimmune diseases.

According to studies, wheat may be addictive. Eating wheat gluten stimulates opioid receptors. Opioid receptors are the receptors in the brain that are activated by drugs like heroin and morphine.


Studies have shown that wheat spikes blood sugar rapidly. Products like white bread get digested rapidly, which leads to large spikes in blood sugar. This ultimately stimulates hunger, calling for another high-carb meal.

Whole wheat raises LDL Cholesterol. High levels of LDL (the “bad cholesterol”) are associated with an elevated risk of developing heart disease.


Wheat gluten causes skin problems and skin diseases such “eczema, psoriasis, or dermatitis herpetiformis,” according to studies. Experts suggest giving up wheat to see if the skin clears up naturally.

Wheat “steal” vital nutrients from the body.  An element in wheat called phytic acid binds minerals like iron, magnesium, calcium and zinc and prevent them from being absorbed, according to studies.


Studies show that eating wheat is associated with serious disorders and diseases of the brain including schizophrenia, cerebellar ataxia, autism and epilepsy.

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