This article gives a good summary on how to use grains in the proper fashion. Grains are a very difficult food item for humans to digest. An unhealthy gut cannot tolerate the until healed. A healthy gut needs the grains to be properly prepared.
The heavily processed foods on the market are not going to be properly perpared and will feed the pathogenic flora.
Eat grains if you have no digestive issues. If you do have digestive issues grains may be returned carefully to the diet after “healing and sealing” the intestinal tract.
Grains, grains, grains. It seems there is a lot of confusion about whether to eat them or not, how to prepare them, how to soak and sprout and sourdough and grind…..I am just as confused about grains as everyone else. So here are the parts I am sure about:
- Our ancestors soaked or fermented their grains before making them into porridge, bread, cakes and casseroles.
- All grains contain phytic acid in the outer layer or bran
- Untreated phytic acid can combine with calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc in the intestines and block the absorption of these minerals.
- A diet high in grains leads to bone loss, tooth decay and mineral deficiencies.
- Soaking allows enzymes and bacteria to break down and reduce phytic acid.
- Soaking allows enzymes to release vitamins that are bound in the grain, making them readily available to your body.
- Soaking partially breaks down gluten, making it easier to digest.
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