Dr. Mehmet Oz said you can enjoy effortless weight loss, flatten belly fat, and curb Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, and heart disease by following the "Wheat Belly" diet on the July 11 episode of the Dr. Oz Show.
Dr. Oz's guest was cardiologist Dr. William Davis, who said eating wheat makes you gain weight by increasing your appetite and making your body store fat. Davis detailed his research in his book, Wheat Belly.
Davis said eliminating wheat from your diet not only enhances weight loss, but protects your heart and brain, and gives you better skin.
According to Dr. Davis, the wheat we consume today is completely different from the wheat our parents and grandparents ate because it's scientifically engineered. Today's "Frankenwheat" raises your blood sugar more than table sugar and most candy bars, said Davis.
Shockingly, eating two slices of whole wheat bread increases your blood sugar more than a candy bar. Surges in blood sugar is what causes weight gain, belly fat storage, diabetes, arthritis and lupus. Eliminating wheat from your diet can give you more energy, less brain fog, fewer digestive problems, and less joint pain.
Davis' "Wheat Belly" diet includes healthy animal fats, including those from chicken, cheese and eggs; lots of nuts; unlimited quantities of colorful vegetables, and restricted intake of high-sugar foods like rice, lentils and most fruits.
Davis has written a new book, the Wheat Belly Cookbook, that contains 200 wheat-free recipes that are healthy and taste great.
'Grain Brain' Author: Low-Carb Ketogenic and Paleo Diets Prevent Alzheimer's
Similarly, neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter said eliminating grains and following a low-carb, high-fat diet such as the ketogenic or Paleo diets prevents Alzheimer's disease and can reverse type 2 diabetes and ADHD.
According to Dr. Perlmutter, a high-carb diet fuels blood-sugar surges, which cause inflammation, which in turn has a catastrophic impact on brain cells and the entire body.
"Carbs are devastating for the brain," he told me in an exclusive interview. "Even slight elevations in blood sugar have been shown to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease."
Perlmutter said high-quality saturated fats (such as wild salmon, extra-virgin olive oil and avocados) have neuroprotective properties that have been shown in numerous studies to prevent dementia and other brain diseases.