Should You Worry About Wheat?

Andrew Wyeth, Christina’s World, 1948, tempera on panel
Museum of Modern Art

Andrew Wyeth, Christina’s World, 1948, tempera on panel
Museum of Modern Art

Unless you have celiac disease or another type of gluten intolerance or sensitivity, there’s no reason to avoid wheat. No doubt many Americans eat too much refined wheat, usually in the form of cakes, cookies, pizza and other foods loaded with added sugar and/or fat (which can double or triple the calorie count), as well as lots of sodium.
Cutting down on such wheat products can help people lose weight and improve their overall diet, provided they substitute lower-calorie foods. But 100 percent whole-wheat and other whole-grain products can fit well into a healthy diet, as can many refined-wheat dishes that include nutritious ingredients, such as pasta with vegetables. As with so many dietary matters, moderation is the key.

Should You Worry About Wheat?


The painting, “Christina’s World” by Andrew Wyeth is one of the most famous american paintings from the 20th century. Painted in 1948, it depicts wyeth’s friend and neighbor Christina Olson who suffered from polio (an epidemic during the 1940’s) The painting depicts her crawling towards her house which was indeed “her world” the olson house is located in Cushing Maine and is a national historic landmark

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