Why Grain Free? Part 2: Harmful Effect of Grains
Earlier I shared why we went grain free for a while. You can read that post here.
It took a lot of research for me to even consider this… I loved my carbs and bread and pasta…
So what kind of research did I find?
First, I learned about phytates that are part of the grain. This is mother natures way of “protecting” the grain so it would pass through the stool and then germinate once “deposited.” These phytates bind to other nutrients (like magnesium) in your foods and aren’t digested or absorbed. It is like starving yourself from the inside – but the calories are getting absorbed. You get fatter, just without the nutrients.