Our bodies were not created to digest and assimilate these processed foods and man-made compounds. The modern wheat today is now a hybrid wheat. It began in 1970, as a way of saving farmers money and time. They increase the yield, reduce the cost, and sadly, introduce toxins into our food supply using synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. It's difficult to digest, and the nutrients are unusable. Upon reading Ancient Einkorn by D. Gary Young, I'm now looking into reading the Wheat Belly book. I may not have wheat issues, but there are tons of people out there who are being affected, as it's had connections to arthritis, celiac disease, dementia, fibromyalgia, autism, and manic depression, just to name a few.
Modern wheat turns to glucose 3x faster than white sugar, and is a super starch, super fat, and super drug. It's high addictive, and can cause obesity, inflammation, and celiac disease, as well as a gluten intolerance.
Ancient einkorn is an ancient grain, the original wheat of man, with 1 genome, and 14 chromosomes, unlike modern wheat which is said to have 42 chromosomes and 3 genomes. The stocks are long and slender, while the kernels are oblong and fat, and protected by a strong husk. They grow tall with hair like tassels. It may be good for celiac patients, because it only has 1 genome, as opposed to 3 like in modern wheat. The third one is usually known as the trigger genome.
The gluten that comes in our modern, hybridized wheat is incompatible with the human body, and has been found to contribute to autoimmune diseases, inflammation, and a host of other unintended and undesirable effects.
Isn't it about time we take back control of our eating, our food, our lives. We keep messing with nature, and we wonder why we're being punished with all of these diseases?
I've been researching more and more about Ancient Einkorn, and I've been trying more and more einkorn products from Young Living. It's way easier to digest, and our bodies are able to soak up all the nutrients that this offers us. I have the flour, and granola... and boy am I obsessed with this granola. Gary’s True Grit Einkorn Granola is sweetened by the combination of wolfberries, cranberries, cacao nibs, and coconut sugar. These sweet hints are balanced by hearty sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts, and pecans, with just the right amount of sea salt. It is without refined sugars, high-fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, and artificial flavors. It tastes amazing. I want this in the hands of everyone!
So far I've had it over greek yogurt, by the handful, poured over warmed milk, and now GRANOLA BARS! You only need three ingredients for this recipe! How simple is that?!
Peanut Butter Einkorn Granola Bars
3/4 cups natural peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
2 cups Einkorn Granola
1. Mix peanut butter and honey in a microwave safe bowl. If not smooth consistency, heat in microwave for 20 seconds at a time, stirring afterwards.
2. Pour melted peanut butter and honey mixture over 2 cups of einkorn granola, and store until combined.
3. Line a pan with parchment paper, pour granola mixture into pan, use a spatula to flatten and spread in pan.
4. Refrigerate for an hour.
5. Remove from pan, and cut into bars. Place in a container and store in refrigerator.
I take the bar out and let it get to room temp before I enjoy it.
Let me know if you want to grab a bag of Einkorn Granola!