Have you been struggling on and off for years trying to get that target weight? What if I told you there’s a food that you’re eating every single day that’s destroying your chances, wrecking your metabolism and messing up your hormones? It could be even putting you at risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s. That may seem a little extreme but studies have found that this everyday staple has the potential to wreak havoc on your health and your well-being. What plant-based foods am I talking about here? Wheat. I know you don’t want to hear it. And I know I love wheat. I actually just did an allergy test and I’m intolerant to wheat. And as much as I love pizza or a grown up PBJ, I love my healthy, energy-filled life – a hell of a lot more. Here’s three reasons why you should kick the wheat habit as soon as possible. Number one, blood sugar disruption. Not a lot of people know this but eating a slice of bread has the same effect on your blood sugar levels as eating a teaspoon of plain old table sugar. That’s because wheat contains a carbohydrate that actually spikes your blood sugar levels like crazy, like crazy. That whole wheat toast that you’re eating for breakfast is not doing you good, my friend. Why not swap your bread for a lettuce wrap or they even have paleo wraps now. that are coconut-based and actually taste really, really good. Number two is leaky gut. It doesn’t matter if you’re gluten-sensitive or not. Gluten causes inflammation in the gut and it also makes it leaky. Research has proven this again and again. Leaky gut means that things can slip through the lining of your gut and cause breakouts of the skin, allergies, food intolerance, fatigue, diarrhea, mood disorders, and much much more. Number three is to block the nutrient absorption. See, I love the juice. And when I drink my juice, I want to make sure that I’m getting all those tasty nutrients every single time. Wheat can actually block some of that nutrients, the vitamins, the minerals, the aminos, the phytochemicals – it can block it in your body. Studies have found that two slices of bread is enough to block nutrient absorption by 90 percent. This is something most Americans eat at every single meal. That means that with all the ‘good food’ that they’re eating, it maybe be blocking all the nutrients. Hmm, interesting huh? People are walking around starving for real nutrients even though we live in a country with more food than we can even handle. What’s the solution? Kick that old wheat habit. And I know it sounds impossible but it is completely doable. You’re absolutely going to love the recipe that I have prepared for you today. And it really makes life worth it. So to kick this off, I’m going to teach you one of my favorite wheat-free recipes right here, right now. This is a gluten and dairy-free quinoa pizza. Here’s the ingredients: Make the dough with 1 cup of quinoa soak for about eight hours, and then drain. Have half a cup of water, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, 3/4 teaspoon of sea salt, 2 cloves of garlic sliced, 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning, 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast. And for the sauce, we’re using vegan cheese, of course, almond is great, marinara sauce, toppings are roasted peppers, red onion, sliced mushrooms tomato slices or whatever else your heart desires. Here’s the directions: Number one, add all of the ingredients into a food processor or a high-speed blender and combine it until the dough resembles pancake batter. Adjust the water as needed. Number two: Pre-heat your oven to 450 degrees and coat the cast-iron skillet or an eight-inch round cake pan with 3 tablespoons of coconut oil. Add the dough using a spatula or as needed. Place the dough in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Flip the dough and bake for another 10 minutes or until it’s brown and crispy. Step three is to add the topping. Step 4 is to place the pizza in the oven under the boiler for the next 5-8 minutes. Step five is to top with basil leaves and enjoy. This pizza is so delicious. It just melts in your mouth to get that nice crispy crunch from the quinoa crust. And you don’t have to worry about the wheat or about the gluten messing up your gut. You can absorb all the nutrients and have an absolutely amazing day my friend. I used to love eating pizza. Pizza, hotdogs, macaroni and cheese – all those things growing up in Michigan with my staples. And then I learned the truth behind what we can really do. And I choose to opt for other ingredients like quinoa. As always, remember, we’re in this together. Share this recipe video with somebody that you love that loves making food just as much as you. I’m a foodie. I know you are if you’re watching this. So go ahead. Try it out. Make it. Leave a comment below. And let me know what you think.