The general consensus among medical professionals is that whole grains are an essential component of our diet. After all, everyone knows that grain products comprise the entire base of the United States Department of Agriculture’s official food pyramid, and that adults should consume between 6 and 11 servings of grains per day for optimum health. Surely a food group that is promoted so widely, and is held in such regard by experts, couldn’t be bad for us?
Unfortunately, ongoing evidence continues to show that grain consumption is having an extremely damaging effect on our bodies. This is especially true of the world’s most popular grain, wheat, which is proven to be one of the biggest health-destroying foods in the Standard American Diet.