Give it a try: Check your fingerstick blood sugars prior to consuming, then 30-60 minutes after consuming, a conventional muffin, then again with a non-grain muffin made with almond flour, coconut flour, and non-caloric sweeteners such as stevia or monk fruit.
You will see the dramatic differences in blood sugar after each: sky-high with the conventional muffin, no change at all with the non-grain muffin. The difference is crucial: No blood sugar rise means no weight gain, no after-eating fatigue, no inflammation, no contribution to the phenomena of aging. The high blood sugar that results after a conventional muffin (as well as other grain-containing foods) means increased visceral fat, increased inflammation, increased blood sugar, increased insulin resistance that contributes to diabetes, accelerated aging via glycation of proteins. Yes, conventional dietary advice to cut fat and eat more “healthy whole grains” causes weight gain, obesity, type 2 diabetes, autoimmune conditions, and hundreds of other health issues.
This is why in the Wheat Belly and Undoctored lifestyles we are 100% grain-free and do not add sugar to any foods while enjoying magnificent health, slenderness, and youthfulness.