Why we get Fat

When you eat too much sugar, bread, pasta, and any other grain products, you’re essentially sending a hormonal message, via insulin, to your body that says “store more fat.”  This is actually a highly beneficial response in certain scenarios such as when calories are very scarce. This provides a major survival advantage — but for nearly everyone reading this, having insufficient calories is not an issue, so this protective mechanism actually sabotages your health.

If you’re having trouble getting your mind around this, a wonderful infographic created by Column Five for Massive Health, based onWhy We Get Fat by science writer Gary Taubes, explains exactly why eating fat doesn’t make you fat — but eating carbs like sugar can kill you. 

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