Over the centuries, we’ve shifted from a diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, sea food and wild (lean) animal protein to a diet of packaged foods, refined carbohydrates and caged (fat) animals.

A common misconception is that the fewer carbs you eat, the lower your blood sugar will be and the better your overall health. While this is partially true, it is actually consuming the right carbs that is better for your health. Right carbs are those that are naturally partnered with protein, fiber, or fat – such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains. They are absorbed more slowly into the bloodstream, and this helps blood sugar and insulin levels remain stable. When you eat the right carbohydrates, insulin does not get high enough to store excess fat or low enough to trigger hunger pangs.

Our bodies need a good balance of healthy carbs, protein and healthy fat for optimal health.