Comment: Glucose is not an essential

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Glucose is not an essential

Glucose is not an essential nutrient. The liver can make all the glucose the body needs from protein and fat.

For people with insulin resistance, starch is poisonous. It raises blood sugars which their bodies have a hard time processing already. http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/14045678.php

Starches may not be unhealthy per se. But, I doubt it's the preferred metabolic fuel as fatty acids supply more ATP than glucose. If you had to hunt and gather to survive, which our ancestors did, you're going for the best bang for the buck. Starches will do to get by, but... http://youtu.be/pNeNTMmltyc