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Old 07-17-2010, 11:11 PM   #1
Abhishek Jain
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Organic Hard wheat flour?

I'm trying to figure out whether organic hard wheat flour is bad for me to eat? any ideas opinions? what do yall think?
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:18 PM   #2
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Re: Organic Hard wheat flour?

The paleo types will tell you it's still wheat and therefore bad. Ditto the anti-gluten folks.

But if you're not gluten-sensitive and not trying to avoid grains in general, why not?

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Old 07-17-2010, 11:21 PM   #3
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Re: Organic Hard wheat flour?

Im vegetarian and trying to eat healthy. My coach said theres probably no way to go paleo but he said to substitute the animal meat protein with dairy/cottage cheese and protien shakes. He also told me to reduce my carb intake. But I know that wheat has alot of carbs. Im just trying to see if there is its alright to eat once a week or so.
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Old 07-18-2010, 05:00 AM   #4
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Re: Organic Hard wheat flour?

Boils down to how do you feel, look, and perform. Try it and find out if it works for you. What is your current carb intake?
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Old 07-18-2010, 11:07 AM   #5
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Re: Organic Hard wheat flour?

huge but i just changed my diet completely after talking to my coach the other day and now it has greatly reduced
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Old 07-18-2010, 04:34 PM   #6
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Re: Organic Hard wheat flour?

If you're veg and staying that way, I recommend a raw diet as the alternative to paleo. Protein shakes and dairy are not paleo, but bananas dates nuts etc are on the paleo list of things (I know I know, no meat. Just make sure you're eating enough calories (probably 3000 or so).
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Old 07-22-2010, 01:23 PM   #7
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Re: Organic Hard wheat flour?

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The paleo types will tell you it's still wheat and therefore bad. Ditto the anti-gluten folks.

But if you're not gluten-sensitive and not trying to avoid grains in general, why not?

Katherine
Just because you CAN tolerate grains, doesn't mean you SHOULD.

But I guess that's a personal choice.

My advice? No grains. Ever.

You'll have a healthier and better life. Grains are not worth the trouble they can cause.
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Old 07-22-2010, 01:45 PM   #8
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Re: Organic Hard wheat flour?

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Just because you CAN tolerate grains, doesn't mean you SHOULD.

But I guess that's a personal choice.

My advice? No grains. Ever.

You'll have a healthier and better life. Grains are not worth the trouble they can cause.
*heavy sigh* Here we go again...

For people who tolerate grains, they are a completely legitimate source of carbohydrates. Many athletes need more carbs than are generally recommended on this board, and those athletes should feel free to get some portion of those carbs from grain.

While it's true that paleo man did not have wheat fields -- though he did have grains -- it's also true that essentially all traditional diets include grains, and that these diets support some of the healthiest, longest-lived cultures in the world. The proclamation that grains are universally bad is just as suspect as the demonization of beef, eggs, or any other whole food.

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Old 07-23-2010, 05:52 AM   #9
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Re: Organic Hard wheat flour?

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I'm trying to figure out whether organic hard wheat flour is bad for me to eat?
Yes. (w/fs)

However, you won't know for sure how bad until you're off of it for 4-6 weeks. Then, if you must, to prove it to yourself, add it back in and see what happens. Grains are not people food and everyone has some level of gluten sensitivity.(w/fs)
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