What is white flour?
White flour is what’s left after stripping virtually all the nutrients and fiber out of a whole grain of wheat. So what you’re left with is a dead, lifeless powder that no longer goes rancid and can be used as a perfect binding agent to hold together sugar, sodium, artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, additives, and other chemicals. White flour is basically “white gold” for food manufacturers. Products made with white flour are nutritionally useless, yet the American Dietetic Association recommends that we eat 8-11 servings of them everyday. The public has been programmed to believe that white flour products are “healthy” because they are low in fat, cholesterol and calories. So people eat things like pasta, bagels and pretzels and believe they are eating healthy because these foods are “fat-free.” But what food manufacturers have failed to mention in their clever advertising is that white flour products have zero nutritional value and can lead to poor health.