As  grains have been called , and for good reason “whole” grains are a complex  carb which is the” body’s main source of fuel”  [ a scientific fact ] today, the year 2016 .  Interestingly , the bible backs science up Zech 9 : 17 [Niv] bible . This runs contrary to what you hear today with the espousal of Paleo , Atkins  [ Ketosis] and Dr’s like Perlmutter and Davis [ wheat belly’s]  who advocate grain “free” diets .

Grains  [ wheat]  have been around from the beginning  Gen 1 : 29 , Gen 41 : 49 [Niv] bible . They have been called the perfect food with healing properties , and vital life-giving substances .

                                              Important points of Complex carbs  [ grains]  : 

  1. ] Easily used as fuel for the body , [ glucose] which is derived from the breakdown of carbs. ] Needed for a healthy [ nervous system , kidney’s , brain  , muscles , heart ] .   
  2. ]  The brain even though it is primarily made up of fat , is primarily fueled by carbs  . 
  3. ] Important for intestinal health and waste elimination .
  4. They provide fiber for the body . [ Low fiber has been shown to be a contributing cause of constipation . High fiber has been shown in many study’s to reduce risk of heart disease along with  fruit/ veg].  
  5.  They are one of the” 3″ macro- nutrients  2]  protein , 3]  fat .  [ How could eliminating one of the” 3″ macro- nutrients be a good thing as you hear today ? ]  That is what a fad diet is , eliminating one of the 3 macro- nutrients .
  6. ]  Grains  [ carbs]  are one of the Original “4” food groups . See  post Original 4 food groups .

                                                                 Thoughts  :

            Whole foods [ grains] have tremendous healing powers . Think about this , how could something” whole” be bad for you ?

  • You” must” eat carbs  [ bread] with protein to keep from going into Ketosis [ an acidic blood Ph ] which you do “not” want [ gout , kidney problems , arthritis] .
  • Of the 3 macro – nutrients the break down should be  65 % carbs ,  25 % protein,  15 % fat .
  • Don’t listen to much of anything you hear today , that Carbs are bad for you , it’s all wrong.  There is no truth out there today, as a great man of God predicted for our  modern times  Isa 59 : 15 [Niv] bible  .  If you had to pick one food to live on it would be bread [ carbs]   Matt 4 : 4 [ Niv] bible .
  • Remember there are variety’s of grains other than wheat  1] barley 2] rye 3 ] spelt  4] millet 5] corn 6] buckwheat
  • As a matter of fact, grains [ spelt] strengthens  the heart muscle Ps 104 : 15 [ Niv] bible . Their” so” important even refined [ white] bread [chemical free]  is better than no [ bread] .
  • There’s a recent study just out by Harvard about the importance of “whole” grains
  • You know I never gave this a thought , but my brother brought this thought to my attention , grains are the only food you eat with all your meals . If I eat an apple at say lunch , I have no desire or craving to eat another one the rest of the day , unlike grains [ bread] which you can and should eat with most meals . For example , eggs and toast [ bread]  for breakfast , tuna sandwich [ bread]  for lunch , etc ! . You see it’s like natural to eat bread [ grains] with most meals , you can’t really say that about most or any other food .  Interestingly the bible really backs up what my brother said  Matt 4 : 4  Think about it .
  •  No grains are  GMO  , except corn . No wheat is GMO that has reached the market and surely not spelt , rye , millet , barley , amaranth , buckwheat  .
  • As for hybrids,  even if it’s a hybrid,  it still has nutritional value,  maybe not  as much as grains from [heirloom] seeds which  incidentally [more and more farmers are actually using ] .
  • Hybrid is not the same as GMO !!! they are 2 different processes. Hybrid seed cross-pollination is not bad ,  GMO is “gene splicing” F1 hybrids are” man just doing natures work “. As long as it has seeds it has value , without seeds it is no good . Hybrids are created through  guided “natural” reproduction,  not gene splicing,  as is GMO .
  • Of course at all costs buy ” Organic”  breads as much as possible .

List, Nutrients, and Benefits of Eating Healthy Whole Grain Foods  [ Info taken from bible super foods site ]

    List of Whole Grains:

  • Amaranth
  • Barley
  • Buckwheat
  • Corn – (including Cornmeal & Popcorn)
  • Millet
  • Oats
  • Quinoa
  • Rice (Brown rice and Colored rice)
  • Rye
  • Sorghum (Milo)
  • Wheat
  • Wild rice
  • Spelt

    Nutrients In Healthy Grains:

  • Protein
  • Fiber
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Manganese
  • Selenium
  • B Vitamins
  • Complex carbs

Benefits of Whole Grains:

  • Stroke risk reduced – 30-36%
  • Type 2 diabetes risk reduced – 21-30%
  • Heart disease risk reduced – 25-28%
  • Better weight maintenance
  • Reduced risk of asthma
  • Healthier carotid arteries
  • Reduction of inflammatory disease risk
  • Healthier blood pressure levels
  • Less gum disease and tooth loss

Seriously , if you were stranded on an Island and could pick one food to live on ,  you would want to pick grains , period , hands down . As a matter of fact , when there was a famine in times past , as in Egypt , guess what the one food was that kept everyone alive [ grains] Gen 47 : 13, 14 , Neh 5 : 2 , 3 [Niv] bible .

You know what’s amazing , I go a lot to a health food store were they have a hot bar  . Everyone will go to the hot bar , come over to the eating area with their plate of food and nobody has a piece of bread in their hand when they eat their meals . They all think carbs [ bread] are bad for you .  Unbelievable , as well as fascinating .   

Again , why did Christ say ” Man does not live on bread alone , but by every word that comes from the mouth of God ” . Matt 4 : 4 , and what did he mean by it . Simple put , he was saying , bread is everything , you could live on it if you had no other food , it is of most importance , the one food over all others .

As for the argument grains are hybridized not what they use to be you could say that about all 4 original food groups , then you wouldn’t eat anything , because you could say none of the original 4 food groups is like they were thousands of years ago .   Also , there are non hybridized grains like Einkhorn check on it .

Trust me on this topic , you “must” consume grains they are crucial to good health . Do not listen to what you hear today it’s complete nonsense !!!

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