Did you know that our bodies are natural fat-burning machines? It’s true. But unfortunately, because of clever marketing and an abundance of “foodlike products” in the grocery store, we’ve become dependent on sugar and carbohydrates in food to supply us with energy.
Every time we have that midmorning snack, we create a blood sugar spike, which causes the hormone insulin to be released. Excess insulin not only causes us to put on fat; it actually stops us from burning the fat we already have. In the long-term, this has been linked to the development of type 2 diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease.
Excerpted from mbg Health