First of all, many people have Celiac’s, Crohn’s, Colitis, and IBD. They shouldn’t have wheat products. Also, the wheat crop absorbs a lot from the ground, which was probably favored in ancient times, but now wheat crops absorb almost 18 times as much toxins from the soil as other cereal grains like rice and corn.
A good alternative is rice. Rice is easy to grow, harvests are big, both white and brown are good, and they fuel your activity and warm up your body.
Corn in it’s natural state isn’t that bad, but that crop erodes the topsoil very quickly. The only reason corn is number one is because we fatten up chickens and cows with it.
Quinoa is good. Gluten free, pseudograin, high in complete protein, fiber, and starch. It is the ‘mother grain’,
Sweet Potatoes will always be one of the best starchy staples. Nuff Said.
Even beans and lentils can be seen as both a protein source, and a starch source. It also has fiber in it and is a great substitute for meat if you are vegan.
So really, in this day and age, wheat should be put aside and other staples should take the forefront.