Whole 30 is an elimination diet helful for AB testing what foods you might have adverse reactions to that you simply never noticed. The premise is that humans may have never evolved to eat certain foods and as such, these foods cause health problems.
The categories are
Type 2 diabetes, prevent obesity
Refined grains are high in carbs that get digested and absorbed quickly, which spikes blood sugar and hunger/cravings. Whole grains might be much better, but contains gluten which is a protein 10% of people are sensitive to. Healthline on Grains
Rich in protein and fiber, but may contain antinutrients that interfere with digestion. In general, they improve blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, lower heart disease risk, and promote weight loss. Healthline Legumes
Unnatural to consume, most of the world is lactose intolerant. Stimulates release of insulin; perhaps linked to acne. Grass-fed looks to be better all around.
Carrageenan is an additive from red seaweed (aka Irish moss) that's used for thickening foods. There's evidence that it triggers inflammation, ulcerations, and damages the digestive system.
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