This post has stuff about politics and a previous relationship. My perspective has changed
Mary and I decided a while back that we wouldn’t eat processed flours and sugars. It was a great choice. We are often asked why we made this decision. The answer is, of course, very simple, although partial: it’s not good for you. There are lotsoffolks who agree but in case you’re still skeptical, here’s another voice on the subject.
Bleached white flour is considered a nutritionally empty food, says Dee Mc-Caffrey, diet counselor and organic chemist for the Center for Processed-Free Living in Tempe.
â€œIn the process of turning whole-wheat kernels into white flour, all of the fiber, vitamins and minerals are removed,â€ McCaffrey says. â€œSo once it ends up becoming the white flour, it doesn’t have any nutrients left in it.â€
In fact, it’s so nutritionally void the government requires manufacturers of white flour to add synthetic vitamins.
â€œThe reason why this is so harmful is because in the original wheat kernel, there’s about 100 different vitamins and minerals,â€ she says. â€œWhen you take all those out and then just add back in tiny amounts of isolated vitamins, it doesn’t provide everything your body needs to properly digest the wheat.â€
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