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Top 4 Everyday Foods That Are Killing You
1. How Wheat is Killing You
The short and sweet version is that wheat causes blood sugar disruption, increases weight gain, speeds up the aging process, and greatly increases your risk of diabetes.
There are ugly little compounds called AGEs that increase the aging process, giving you wrinkled skin, as well as causing damage to your organs and joints. What causes these AGEs to be produced inside the body? High blood sugar levels over long periods of time increase the amount of AGEs. This is why many diabetics look much older than their years.
Wheat actually contains a special type of carbohydrate that you won’t find in any other food called Amylopectin-A, which spikes blood sugar levels even higher than plain old white sugar. In fact, this carb will spike your blood sugar higher than almost any other food on the planet. This means common foods such as sandwich bread, bagels, cereal, muffins, and other baked goods cause much higher blood sugar levels.
Higher spikes in blood sugar also cause your body to produce more insulin, which causes you to pile on the pounds. Over time, these huge spikes in blood sugar literally wear out your pancreas, causing insulin resistance and, over time, diabetes.
Wheat also contains compounds called phytates, which block the absorption of minerals such as iron, manganese, calcium, and zinc, when consumed over long periods of time. Think about how much wheat most people consume in an average day: cereal, bagels, or toast for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, pasta or bread with dinner. Over time, this can cause a serious mineral deficiency.