The whole-grain cereal myth would have you believe all sorts of awesome health benefits await if only you’d swap your white bread for brown and start eating brown rice instead of white.
While politically correct, this claim is scientifically very incorrect. In fact, it’s complete rubbish.
In Part 1, we traced the origins of the fantasy-based whole-grain cereal hypothesis. It began in the early 70s when Denis Burkitt, a UK researcher with a rather odd fascination for human faeces, claimed that a lack of cereal fibre caused diverticulitis. He promptly expanded his theory to include fibre ‘deficiency’ as a cause of other chronic diseases such as colorectal and breast cancers.
As explained in Part 1, Burkitt formed his hypothesis, not by anything resembling thorough scientific scrutiny, but by a mix of creative thinking and evasion of contradictory evidence. Nevertheless, thanks to his prior and admirable achievements as a missionary in Africa and the appalling lack of scientific rigor so regrettably pervasive among our ‘health authorities’, Burkitt’s claims were readily accepted as fact. It’s now over forty years since Burkitt first published his theory, and there is still no controlled evidence to support the cereal fibre thesis. Yet health organizations, researchers, book authors, journalists, dieticians, and scores of others who pretend to know something worthwhile about nutrition stubbornly persist in claiming whole-grains are good for us.
In Part II, you’ll learn just how wrong these folks are. Discover the clinical trial evidence showing whole-grains are more likely to hurt than help your health!
Anthony Colpo is an independent researcher, physical conditioning specialist, and author of The Fat Loss Bible and The Great Cholesterol Con. For more information, visit TheFatLossBible.net or TheGreatCholesterolCon.com
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