Then and Now
THEN (for 2 million years) Complex carbohydrates that digest slowly, provided time-released energy over the course of many hours. Blood sugar balance was maintained by a high fiber, high protein diet and the activities of daily life.
Now (since WWII)
Refined sugars start to raise blood glucose levels even before they hit the stomach, producing a rollercoaster effect that creates profound metabolic stress. A low-fiber diet compounds this problem, and a sedentary lifestyle accelerates the path to degeneration and disease.