View Full Version : Whole Wheat Hoax......?

07-17-2002, 02:38 PM
I had to post this article I got from another BB weekly newsletter. Whatchy'all think? Will this end all the whole wheat -vs- white flour product debates? Or is this article a hoax in itself?

by Vicki Palmer

For decades we've been bombarded by the propaganda that whole
grain foods are superior to their refined counterparts. Health food
gurus sing the praises of whole-grain food products. The USDA
food pyramid recommends eating 6-11servings of grains per day,
of which most should be whole grain. Is there really that big of a
difference, or has the "whole wheat" vs. "white" campaign really
diverted our attention from what really matters: wheat vs. meat?

Wheat and other grains are inferior foods. They've always been
known as fillers in the food industry and restaurant business.
They're good for filling up a lot of stomachs cheaply. They
increase portion size without increasing expense and they
appeal to the consumer that sees them as tasty, and perfectly
healthy because they are "low-fat".

Whole grains are scantly more nutritious than refined, enriched
grains. Either choice is a poor way to spend calories. Two slices
of white or whole wheat bread have 140 calories. Compare these
to each other as well as to a 2.7 oz sirloin steak that also has 140
calories. The whole wheat bread has 2.2 mg of niacin compared
to 1.8 mg in white bread, whereas the steak has 3.2 mg. Either
bread has trace amounts of folic acid, while steak has 7.5 mg.
Bread has meager quantities of a few other B vitamins while steak
contains the whole spectrum of B vitamins, including vitamin B12
(which is found exclusively in meat products.) The steak also
contains significant quantities of minerals such as zinc, copper
and magnesium which are virtually absent in the breads.

However, the numbers don't tell the whole story. There are
components in whole wheat products that actually make it more
unhealthy than white flour. Whole wheat includes the bran, which
is high in phytic acid. Phytic acid binds with minerals and can
prevent their digestion. Whole wheat also includes the germ, in
itself a common allergen. The germ contains most of the oil found
in the wheat kernel. This oil tends to go rancid and is what causes
the bitter taste of whole wheat foods. Rancid fats are harmful to
the body.

The other danger in believing in the whole wheat myth is that a
person is liable to eat too much, thinking that it's good for him. For
years, I fervently held to the whole grain theory. I would rather
make something for myself than buy refined products. I made
breads, pastries, pizza crusts and sauces using only "100%
whole wheat flour". Oddly enough, I felt no better than when I was
eating a diet high in refined flour: I was bloated and overweight
and constantly fatigued.

Our bodies run best on a diet of nutritionally-dense foods such
as meat and vegetables. Grain products tend to crowd these
items out of our diets, especially in children who eat based on
taste rather than reason. So don't feel guilty for choosing white
over wheat and don't fool yourself into thinking you're helping
your body by eating whole grains. Ideally, grains should be
avoided altogether and their vacancy filled with another serving
of meat or vegetables.

The Truth Shall Set You Free (And It Will Also Make You lean And

If you were to consider that man's natural diet were the "truth" and
that any departure from that were a "lie" then you could see that
the average American is overweight from eating too many "lies".
His ideal body, with structure and features grown to their full
genetic potential, could be the "truth". Instead, the body of the
average American is actually a lie: a distorted body, bloated and
misshapen. The continual inflow of lies has interfered with the
proper function and development of the body.

Changing to a diet closer to the truth can bring about amazing
changes in physical structure. Weight returns to normal, whether
up or down. Facial features become more defined as excess fat
and water deposits are disposed of. Skin tone improves and body
odor diminishes.


A high-protein breakfast is a great way to start the day, but it's
also when most of us are the most rushed. Breakfast Salmon is
quick to prepare and it can bake while you're getting dressed.

Breakfast Salmon:
1 lb. salmon fillet
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dried parsley
1 tsp. dried chives
1 T. olive oil (or olive oil spray)
1/2 T. butter

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash and dry salmon and place in
baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and rub in with fingers. Sprinkle
parsley and chives over fish. Drizzle or spray with olive oil. Use
fingers to spread around a bit if needed. Dot with butter. Bake for
20 minutes.

Serves 3-4.


You can use other types of fish though you may need to vary
cooking times to prevent drying out.

Vary the herbs to your taste. Thyme, basil and dill are good
additions. Prepare the fish the night before and just put in the
oven in the morning. You can use with frozen fillets straight
from the freezer. Bake 10 extra minutes.


It's important for each person to choose what they eat. It
shouldn't be based on fear but on facts. The fact is that there is a
proper diet fit for human consumption, just as there are special
"diets" for dogs, cats, and elephants. No, humans are not
animals. But, like them, we do need to eat food.

There is a true, natural diet for man. You can find out what it is
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07-17-2002, 02:45 PM
I dunno.....I really don't fret myself much about foods anymore. I just eat.

07-17-2002, 04:14 PM
is oatmeal ok?

07-17-2002, 04:21 PM
Ridiculous article. You can't compare a carb source like wheat to a protein/fat source like steak! What the hell was the author smoking? And bran and germ... they're both extremely healthy, IMO, and are GOOD things to have in your diet. Do yourself a favor and ignore crap like that, mmkay?

07-17-2002, 04:52 PM
why does he not compare the fibre content of whole wheat with meat? or the saturated fat level?

he is comparing the strong points of meat, to a non-meat product.

my menu

4 slices of bread.
1 massive steak.

put in between bread and eat.

07-17-2002, 04:56 PM
Originally posted by raniali

Wheat and other grains are inferior foods. They've always been
known as fillers in the food industry and restaurant business.
They're good for filling up a lot of stomachs cheaply. They
increase portion size without increasing expense and they
appeal to the consumer that sees them as tasty, and perfectly
healthy because they are "low-fat".

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rubbish. resturant give away bread, but supermarkets, the compnay that drive the food indutry and the vast % of food sales. do not want to sell bread, there is no margin on it.

they rather sell meat as they can make money from it.

07-17-2002, 09:07 PM
Where did you find this bollox?!?!

Guitarplayer, don't listen to this, whole wheat is fabulous, and yes outs are great too!

Raven Blade
07-19-2002, 03:26 PM
I agree that protien is important but to compare protien to whole wheat foods is like comparing lizards to asteroids. <== (sad that's all I could come up with) :cry:

Anyway, balance is the key to diet. Sure Americans are fat (some Canadians too). It's not from eating whole wheat bread though... it's the trips to McDonalds :burger: and the bag of chips for a snack.