... there are 3 macro-nutrients that we get from food: protein, carbohydrates, and fat.
The human body does not directly utilize any of these. When we eat protein, our bodies break the protein down into the amino acids that built the protein, and then our bodies use those amino acids to build human protein for all the cells of our bodies. Fats are broken down into fatty acids, which can be utilized by our bodies.
Likewise, carbohydrates (ALL carbs) are broken down into glucose. When we eat carbs, our bodies break them down into glucose, which goes into our bloodstream. This is an increase in blood sugar level, which is potentially dangerous if overdone, so our bodies compensate by way of our pancreas creating insulin to send into the bloodstream to offset the blood sugar. An increase in insulin within our system causes the fat receptors within our fat cells to open and start accumulating fat. Contrary to what some say, an increase in carbs will make us fat because of the ultimate effect on fat cells.
Ideally, one should eliminate all carbs. That's how humans lived for a few hundred thousand years or so (we don't know for sure how long homo sapien has been around, but he ate no carbs at all for most of history).
Completely eliminating all carbs is not easy, though, due to how we have all gotten used to eating carbs.
But when it comes to carbs, a brownie is just as good/bad as broccoli.
The biggest problem of all with any plant food is that the nutrients within them are not very bio-available for humans (because we did not evolve to eat them). Meat, on the other hand, has nutrients that are extremely bio-available. That should be a real big hint on what is best for human consumption and what is not.
BTW: Way to go, Judge!
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