Stop Eating This Food Now!

Stop Eating This Food Now!

January 7, 2020 5 By Ewald Bahringer


Hi there, I’m just your average mom of this
family of three–soon to be four–and today is a special day, because I’m feeding my family
their favorite breakfast. For the last time. That’s because these foods are doing more
harm than we realize and someone’s got to look out for my family’s future. And the culprit, believe it or not, is refined
flour. That’s right, pancakes, breads, pastas–some
of our favorite foods are packed with refined flour, which comes from wheat, and it’s slowly
sabotaging our health. Mm–we gotta go, honey. For thousands of years, wheat was whole and
a healthy staple of our diet. It was fresh and packed with nutrients like
protein, fiber, antioxidants and vitamins. But in the late 1800’s, technology started to emerge which allowed for a faster grain-grinding
process, which gave companies more control over the parts that make up a grain. [School bell rings] Cassidy, get the lights! Companies could now separate the parts of
the grain, allowing them to produce refined flour (better known as white flour) at a
much lower cost, instead of selling and producing the more costly whole wheat flour. This wheat revolution was praised as progressive
at the time. The new flour kept longer, deterred pests
and, most importantly, meant bigger profits. So, it was sold to the masses. While all this sounds great, we’ve ended up
paying a pretty high price for progress. And to make matters worse, after decades of
crossbreeding and hybridization, we are left with wheat that contains anywhere from twelve
to thirty percent less vitamins and minerals than it did in the early twentieth century. Have a good day at school, sweetheart. Pick you up at two! Refined flour removes the parts of the grain
that are richest in nutrients and fiber, so while wheat continued to be a staple in the
modern diet, it was stripped of everything that made it good for the human body. Because the wheat grains are stripped of their
nutrient-rich outer layer, they are digested much more quickly and, therefore, enter the
bloodstream faster, which triggers a blood sugar spike, which also triggers a rapid insulin
response. Regularly eating foods containing refined
flour can build up a resistance to insulin, which often leads to problems related to high
blood glucose and cholesterol levels and other digestive and inflammatory issues. This empty, less nutritious refined flour
is a serious problem, and it’s in some of my family’s favorite foods! It’s everywhere and in everything. Not even our chicken is safe anymore. And if that doesn’t cause you to stop and think, we have an even bigger problem. The foods that are made with refined flour
are some of the most difficult for us to give up. Don’t believe me? Try green beens to an eight year-old who was raised on coco puffs. Husband: No! No! No! Ok, maybe not just eight year-olds. Now, I know what you might be thinking… NOOOO!!!! WE’RE DOOMED! And that’s understandable. It’s nearly impossible in today’s world to
completely avoid refined flour. But thankfully, it’s still possible to give
your body the nutrients it needs. One way to combat the negative effects of
refined flour is with fiber. Soluble fiber can help slow the body’s breakdown
of refined grains and the absorption of sugar, helping the body maintain healthy blood sugar
control. And speaking of control, fiber increases the
feeling of satiety, making it easier to say no to that donut or that candy bar or those
super-sized fries. Unicity Balance is a great way to get the
fiber you need. It’s nearly four times as soluble as normal
fiber, and the more soluble the fiber, the more impact it has on your blood sugar. Combined with healthier nutrition and less
sugar consumption, Balance can significantly change the amount of insulin in your blood,
enabling your body to burn more fat and live healthier. Plus, it tastes like orange Creamsicle. Yum! So the next time you’re craving that pastry,
bread or cereal, try looking to cleaner sources of whole grains and, little by little, we
can ensure our children enjoy a happier and healthier life. Let’s dig in! Rachel: I know.