Fallacy – Carbohydrates raise insulin levels, and insulin is a storage hormone. Avoid carbohydrates to avoid storing fat.
Evidence – Unsupportive of this hypothesis.
Take Home – Total energy intake determines circulating insulin levels,
net balance determines storage/breakdown.
1. Insulin’s role and function is to regulate blood sugar levels.
You eat a meal and your blood sugar levels rise, and your body releases insulin into the muscles, fat cells and your liver. Once your blood glucose levels drop again, so too does insulin.