The human body is like a very efficient factory which has goods and materials that enter the system in order for it to run smoothly. The issue for the body is that some of these materials aid and support the system, and some of them prevent and hinder the digestive process.
The more a person’s body processes sugar and flour, the more it creates material with low nutritional levels and, and the same time, high addictive values.
When the brain is fed sugar (like pouring petrol on a flame) there is a feeling of light euphoria, a pleasant feeling. Immediately, however, the body demands to break this substance down, and insulin is produced. The swift reduction in sugar levels causes not only a feeling that something’s missing, but even sadness, which in turn causes a new search for more sugar.
Bread and dough from white flour are actually complex sugars, and these all follow the pattern of rapid breakdown of pizza, bourekas, cake and bread. The brain is able to attract sugars, and therefore here too the need is re-created; there is an immediate longing for more after the slice of bread is eaten or the bourekas is pulled from its sack.
When a habit becomes constant, the body craves more and more gluten (found in wheat, rye, barley and oats). But since there is little nutritional value in these foods, we are actually fooling the body: on the one hand we’re giving it “food” that makes us feel temporarily satisfied, while on the other hand the body feels like it is still missing something, and so soon demands more.
In nature, good sugars are found in fruit, and from fruit and other plants, other sweeteners can be created like: silan (date honey), maple syrup, carob honey, agave, stevia and others.
Complex carbohydrates can be found in potatoes, rice, corn, quinoa, buckwheat, etc. With these foods, gluten can be avoided. Gluten produces, among other things, a sticky layer which coats the sides of the intestines, that prevents the process of digestion and the natural absorption of nutrients that is supposed to occur, even if we eat healthy food along with food that contains gluten.
Today, there are many products that are available which don’t contain sugar or gluten. With these, it’s possible to enrich the variety of food we consume to provide us with the nutrition we need.
For those who are interested in experiencing healthy food, wean off of sugar and gluten and feel the difference. There is a wide variety of related effects of not eating gluten and sugar: weight loss, better concentration, feeling more awake, feeling more cheerful, and a lightness that comes from eating healthier food. You’ll feel full of energy throughout the whole day – due to the complete digestion of balanced nutrients, and the supply of all your body needs to perform at its very best.