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Negative effects of whole wheat

Negative effects of whole wheat

Whole wheat is good to health due to its loaded with vitamins and minerals.

Its high fibre content and other essential nutrients made it favorite to several people.

Yet, it has gluten that can affect the people adversely who are intolerant to gluten. And it has some negative effects too.

Gluten is a protein. It is found in several grains including wheat. This is the substance the provide elasticity to wheat dough. Some people are allergic to gluten and they are gluten intolerant. If they consume in any form of this substance, they may suffer from digestive issues including stomach pain, gassiness, diarrhea etc. Those who are suffering from autoimmune diseases like celiac conditions also have difficulty in digesting gluten food. Hence they should consult their physician before consuming it.


According to the study of an American Journal, wheat fibre burns the vitamin D stored by your body which in turn can cause its deficiency. Moreover, whole wheat is rich in phytic acid which refrain your body from absorbing some essential minerals like iron, magnesium, zinc etc.

Whole wheat contains more fibre which slows the blood sugar levels after consumption. However, there is a chance of increasing blood sugar levels when they digest swiftly after turning into finer particles.

Some research reveals that there is association between gluten intake and brain diseases. Schizophrenia, autism and epilepsy are some of them.

As per the 12-week study published in NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) reveals that the consumption of whole wheat triggers the risk of heart diseases. The research was conducted on two groups, one group was given whole wheat and another was given whole oats. Those who consumed oats showed the reduction in their total LDL whereas the group that consumed wheat showed a spike in their LDL content.

As you know, anything that is taken in huge quantities might harm your body and health. So, limit your wheat consumption and eat it moderately to reduce the negative effects.

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