Let’s take a look at flour – a common product in our households. It is made from grains. Unrefined flour contains vitamins B, PP, and F, mineral salts, enzymes, and other ingredients needed in our body. A grain consists of 85% starch and 15% biological coating. The substances contained in the coating allow us to break down and absorb the starch.
Refined flour does not have the coating – it is poor in vitamins, enzymes and minerals. The digestion of white bread or buns requires a number of substances that are removed in the refining process. Our digestive system is going to take them from our body’s resources. Refined flour is hard to digest. We know what happens to flour when it is mixed with warm water. It expands and forms a glue-like substance. Refined flour behaves the same way in our intestines, slowing the digestion of other foods and forming gallstones or bladder stones.
We add substances such as food coloring, aromas, acidity modifiers, stabilizers, and thickeners in order to make our breads, buns, cakes, biscuits, and other refined flour products more attractive. What happens with these additives? They remain in the body and gradually poison us. They cause our muscles and joints to stiffen. This is how white flour products can cause us a lot of suffering.