Explanation – Let’s Learn “HOW WE GET: FAT”
As Humans we can consume Protein, Carbohydrates and Fat
Protein: Our body can’t store Protein
Fat: Stored as fatty acid in our body.
When you eat food and especially Carbohydrates, our body uses a hormone called insulin to store the glucose (sugar) that is made from the foods you eat. This is a critical function because large amounts of circulating glucose can damage your body via a process called glycosylation.
At 1st Insulin, Pushes this Glucose into Cells, When we have surplus Glucose “Liver” comes and helps to store additional Glucose however, the human capacity to store cabohydrate as glycogen limited to about 270 grams total.
Even after Liver helped, if we still have surplus Glucose, As small part is stored in the liver to be used by the brain, and the larger part is stored in our skeletal muscles as glycogen fuel reserves.
When the glycogen tanks are full, the cells of your liver and muscles put up a “stop sign“ to insulin and refuse to take in any more glucose or make any more glycogen.
According to the Merck Manual Home Health Handbook, in a typical healthy eating plan you should get about 50 to 55 percent of daily calories from carbohydrates, 10 to 15 percent of calories from proteins and no more than 30 percent of calories from fats.
As you continue to eat a high carb diet, glucose and insulin levels increase, and so does fat storage. And when insulin levels remain high, none of that stored fat can get out of the cells to be burned off.
in effect, for people who are intolerant of carbohydrates, high glucose = high insulin = high body fat.
If this condition of having to store excess carbohydrate as fat continues, eventually you develop ‘Metabolic Syndrome’, a condition in which high glucose and high insulin lead to rampant obesity, and/or metabolic issues such as diabetes.