This diagram is a great visual on how any type of sugar that enters your blood stream can become detrimental to your overall health.
Remember, even sugar from FRUIT is treated like sugar from a candy bar. Your body does not differentiate where it is coming from. In addition, carbohydrates from potatoes are ALSO converted to sugar and function in the same way.
In essence, the excess sugar elevates the hormone insulin to store the glycogen in the liver and muscles for later use.
Once the glycogen stores are full, the excess sugar is stored as fat and LDL, which contributes to obesity and cardiovascular disease.
By examining this diagram, it is obvious that the lower an individual can keep his or her blood sugar, the lower the hormone insulin and hence there will be no excess glucose to be stored as fat.
Eating moderate protein and hight fat will make you more satisfied, allow your body to burn fat, and eliminate the possibility of metabolic syndrome.