Eating whole grain rye products instead of refined wheat alternatives can offer worthwhile health benefits. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, recently published a study showing that people who ate high-fibre products made from whole grain rye lost more body fat and overall weight than those who ate corresponding products made from refined wheat. […]
Gluten in wheat: What has changed during 120 years of breeding?
In recent years, the number of people affected by coeliac disease, wheat allergy or gluten or wheat sensitivity has risen sharply. But why is this the case? Could it be that modern wheat varieties contain more immunoreactive protein than in the past? Results from a study by the Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology at the […]
GM Wheat May Permanently Alter Human Genome
Experts say that the GM wheat currently in development by an Australian governmental research agency could, if ingested, shut down certain genes, leading to premature death or risk thereof to multiple generations. “Through ingestion, these molecules can enter human beings and potentially silence our genes,” says Professor Jack Heinemann of the University of Canterbury’s Centre […]
Modern Wheat Isn’t Really Wheat
If you think wheat is good for you, think again. It’s not a health food, it’s making you fat, and your digestive system thinks it’s repulsive. Wheat today is not what it used to be. According to the author of the New York Times best-selling book, Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find […]
Are GMOs to blame for epidemic proportions of gluten intolerance?
Gluten intolerance has reached epidemic proportions — a staggering 40 percent of the U.S. population now suffers from it in one form or another. Celiac disease alone strikes one in every 133 Americans. Taking into account the fact that gluten sensitivity has risen sharply over the last 20 years, researchers and food safety advocates are […]