The foods that are marketed to us are focused too much on bread, cereal, pasta, corn (corn is grain for your information and not a vegetable), rice, potatoes etc. All these have grave consequences on our health. And as if all this was not enough already, that most of these carbohydrates we consume or are marketed to us are available in the form of processed food.
All this affects insulin in our body. Insulin is a hormone, which stores the excess calories from carbohydrates in the form of fat. Finally Insulin is responsible for all those bulging stomachs and fat rolls in thighs and chins.
High insulin levels affects functioning of two other important hormones adversely – Glucagons and Growth hormones. These burn fat and sugar and help muscle development. Insulin from excess carbohydrates promotes fat, that deteriorates body’s ability to lose that fat.
The disadvantages of consumption of excess carbohydrate do not end there. Besides the above it also affects our immune system adversely. This leads to allergies and a host of digestive disorders. It can cause depression also. Excess consumption of carbohydrate can also result in life threatening diseases like cancer and diabetes.