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Why are so many people saying that you shouldn't eat wheat?

Wheat has suffered a particularly bad press in recent years. But is this negativity deserved?

On the whole no, not at all. Our ancestors were eating wheat thousands of years ago and it didn't do them any harm.

The problem is that an increasing number of us are developing a wheat intolerance. The protein found in wheat comes in the form of gluten which some people have difficulties digesting, resulting in constipation, bloating and general tiredness.

To make matters worse, the gluten levels of wheat have been continually increased through the years as it helps produce a larger loaf.

If you feel like wheat is causing you problems you should try to eat oat, corn or rice based foods instead. You can now test yourself for gluten intolerance as well as many other allergies with a home test set.

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