THE WYSONG e-HEALTH LETTER 841
~Thoughts for Thinking People~
Current Research and Thoughts You Can Use for Health and Healing
...And Which Verify The Wysong Optimal Health Program™
CARDIOVASCULAR: The antioxidant vitamin E may help reduce high levels of inflammation-causing proteins that contribute to heart disease.
DRUG DANGERS: Patients taking Celebrex™ or NSAIDS should be cautioned against taking a daily aspirin as it can raise the risk for gastrointestinal complications by 450% and 335%, respectively.
STROKE: Periodontal disease is an important risk factor for nonhemorrhagic stroke.
WHOLE VS. FRACTIONATED GRAINS
Evidence is abundant in the scientific literature to demonstrate the benefit of whole, complex, natural foods over their isolated, synthetic, processed or fractionated counterparts. Particularly with regard to grains, whole grains have been shown to be superior to fractionated grains without a doubt.
Whole grain consumption is associated with reduced incidence of cancer of the large bowel, stomach, oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, rectum, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, larynx, breast, endometrium, ovary, prostate, bladder, kidney and other organs, as well as Hodgkin's disease and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. Eating whole grains rather than fractionated grains has also been shown to reduce the risk for developing heart disease and Type II diabetes, and to moderate the postprandial (after eating) glucose response in those who do have diabetes. Whole grains are even thought to help control the development of dental caries.
The substantial nutrient loss caused by milling, bleaching and other processing methods includes the incredible loss of 34% of protein, 97% of fiber, 39% of vitamin E, 57% of folacin, 77% of riboflavin, 83% of niacin, 66% of vitamin B6, 55% of pantothenic acid, 90% of thiamin, 67% of calcium, 44% of iron, 77% of magnesium, 79% of potassium, and 62% of zinc. And this is just what we know about.
Incidentally, in contrast, the sprouting of grains actually enhances the nutritional value over that of the ordinary seed. Several factors such as vitamin concentrations, bioavailability of trace elements and minerals, activity of hydrolytic enzymes, and levels of essential amino acids markedly increase during germination. For example, pantothenic acid levels increase by as much as 200%, riboflavin by 1460%, pyridoxine by 600%, folic acid by 200%, vitamin B12 by 556%, vitamin K by 2500%, carotene by 1200%, and growth support effectiveness by 100%. The digestibility of storage proteins and starch are also improved due to their partial hydrolysis during sprouting. In addition, sprouting decreases the starch and antinutrient levels of the grains. Nutritional value, therefore, not only is not lost with sprouting - it is greatly multiplied.
Wysong Super Flour™ contains a blend of organically grown whole and sprouted grains to provide a variety of natural nutrients in their natural substrate to promote health. In addition, Super Flour contains prebiotic oligosaccharides and natural calcium sources. When used in place of other flours, Super Flour provides the natural, synergistic nutrition found only in whole foods.
Best of health to you and yours from all of us here at Wysong.