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The Trouble with Low Glycemic Diets

Low glycemic diets are very much in vogue these days. Most claim that diets high in carbohydrates lead to high insulin levels which prevents the burning of fat which results in obesity. Insulin is the hormone secreted by the pancreas to help glucose gain entry into our cells where it is turned into energy. Glucose is a simple sugar found in all dietary carbohydrates that is used by our cells as the key source of energy for the body and brain. Insulin stores excess glucose as fat. Too much insulin affects the body's ability to use calories efficiently thereby causing...