Snickers bar or 2 slices Whole Grain bread?

eating4optimalhealth

JUNK

I went back to work today and saw the type of food my colleagues, office staff, and friends were ingesting.  The amount of sugar, carbohydrates, and “healthy” fruits were alarming. In my discussions with these individuals, it is clear that there is a lot of information that needs to be given in order to change the perception about the 3 main macronutrients; fat, protein, and carbohydrates.

In essence, the body has only 3 main sources of fuel. Your body will preferentially look for the quick source of energy and carbohydrates gets converted into…….SUGAR. Yes, even the healthy, whole-grain variety. The way to measure the effect of food on the increase in blood sugar is by using a scale called the glycemic index (GI). Sugar is on the top with a number of 100 and everything is compared to sugar. The higher the GI, the higher your blood sugar will spike and insulin…

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