I am very aware that grains are not healthy--shocker--but I am curious as to which are the worst and which are more benign? Specifically, after listening to interviews from Dr. Davis on "Wheat Belly", we know wheat is a huge culprit. But if one were either allowing themselves some non-paleo food, or simply eating a slice or bread, which is the worse of the 2 evils- white bread or wheat bread?
I don't have any desire to eat wheat at all, but I'm just curious. Thanks for any thoughts!
Colpo is not paleo per se, but he writes about all of the important paleo issues. The bran of the wheat, or rice is where all of the crap lives. White rice and white wheat has this removed, so is better (but not specifically good, in the case of wheat).
I think that some consider white rice a safe starch but brown rice is pretty much given a thumbs down all across the board, something about toxins in the coloring or something. I don't include any grains at all in my diet under any circumstance so I can't say for sure the exact reason why white is safer. I would steer clear of bread, period. I guess if you insist, I would choose a properly fermented sourdough or even a sprouted grain bread like Ezekiel, but none is a much better option. If you need an extra boost in starch, I would go for the white rice, as it seems to be well tolerated by most.
Sourdough can reduce up to 98% of the phytic acid. Ideally you want to eat whole wheat sourdough bread.
If you can't find sourdough whole wheat bread, you can eat white bread (it won't hurt you), but it is vastly lacking in nutrition.
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