I’ve studied nutrition on and off through the years and got to the point where I felt I pretty much understood protein and fats, but there was something about carbohydrates that I didn’t understand. I believe now the key to that understanding is phytochemicals – a relatively new field of interest.
Evidently, there are tens of thousands of phytochemicals, most of which are still not understood. Phytochemicals seem to be a major reason why fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are good for us. They influence the way to process our food, everything from stabilizing blood sugar to preventing a myriad of different diseases.
If you are interested in learning about phytochemicals, just Google it. There is a ton of information out there.