Here is a little info-graphic to help understand how our bodies truly process foods; namely carbohydrates & fats. Insulin insensitivity (our bodies inability to recognize large amounts of insulin in the system, and the inability to utilize it properly) plagues a huge portion of the American population, many of which goes undiagnosed or improperly treated for years without acknowledgement. As a result we have seen huge increases in rates of Obesity, Childhood obesity, Type II Diabetes, Metabolic syndrome & Fatty Liver Disease. Our health and how we perceive healthcare, quite honestly, is failing. That means we need to spend a little more time taking responsibility for our own health, making good, informed decisions about our diet and our lifestyle so we don’t become a statistic.
I hope this helps shed some light on something that seems very complicated to many! (Sometimes pictures help).
Hoffman, B. (2012, January 26). Infographic of the week: carbs are killing you. Food and Tech Connect, Retrieved from http://www.foodandtechconnect.com/site/2012/01/26/infographic-of-the-week-carbs-are-killing-you/