Avoid grains if you are trying to lose waistline inches or weight. Just like CARBS, grains get easily converted into sugar in our digestive tract. But aren’t they full of healthy fibre? Yes they are, however, just like the strawberries in strawberry ice cream might be good for us, there are other ways of getting our strawberries without eating bucket-loads of sugary ice cream. We should get our fibre from nutritionally-rich sources such as nuts, seeds and greens, but not from grains. Grains, just like CARBS, spike our insulin levels and turn to fat on our waistline faster than you could possibly imagine.
Hang on a minute, what about whole grain and brown rice – aren’t these proven
to be good for us? Sorry, no. They might be marginally less bad for us than their heavily processed brothers, but they still aren’t Primal and therefore our body is not designed to eat them. At the end of the day, while they might have a little more nutritional value, it’s still just mutton dressing up as lamb.
One more thing. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but corn isn’t a vegetable – it’s another form of grain. While corn on the cob might not be as unhealthy, as most of it normally passes straight through the body - popping perfect little yellow cubes out in our poo - just like other grains and CARBS, those pieces that do become digested are converted into poisonous sugar. In fact, stop and think about this for a moment. Since the mid 1960s, scientists in America have been able to genetically modify corn so much, that it is now used across the globe as a sugar (high-fructose corn syrup) in packaged foods. Corn syrup will most likely one day in the future be regarded as an even bigger killer than cigarettes.