Author of "Wheat Belly" explains why Wheat is making us Fat & UnhealthyGive up wheat and gain good health. That’s the message from Dr. William Davis, a Wisconsin cardiologist and author of the best-seller, “Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health.”
He tells Newsmax Health that if we banish wheat from our diet, we’ll also lose weight, lower our blood sugar, relieve intestinal problems, reduce dangerous inflammation, gain energy, and just plain feel better. Why? Davis maintains that today’s wheat products are made from genetically modified plants that contain harmful compounds that contribute to weight gain and other serious health woes. One of those substances is gliadin protein, which acts as an appetite stimulant. When it was introduced in the mid-1980s, calorie consumption skyrocketed by an average of 440 calories per day, per person, he says. “This gliadin acts as an opiate, but this opiate does not cause pain relief; it only causes addiction and stimulation of appetite,” he says.