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Grains Rob Your Brain Power - Avoid It for Clearer Thinking

Grains Rob Your Brain Power - Avoid It for Clearer Thinking

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  • Wheat and other glutinous grains are probably the worst starches to consume, in terms of metabolic impact versus micronutrient benefit, and many are heavy in toxins
  • Most people will need some starchy carbohydrates for optimal health; the optimal amount appears to be about 20 to 30 percent of your total caloric intake, or approximately 200 calories per day for the average person
  • The most important consideration is that your carbohydrate sources are as organic and unprocessed as possible, free of pesticides and chemical additives, and not genetically modified
  • Studies now demonstrate that your child’s diet has a direct impact on his or her cognitive function, and that both quality and quantity of carbohydrates are important

By Dr. Mercola

Grains should represent a small part of your diet, regardless of your age. I personally seek to avoid most grains, except rice.


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