Just What Is Insulin And How Does It Affect Me?

Any meal or snack high in grain or sugar carbohydrates will generate a rapid rise in blood glucose. In order for your body to compensate your pancreas secretes the hormone insulin into your bloodstream which results in a lower blood sugar. So insulin is basically a storage hormone that helps your body store excess calories from carbohydrates in the form of fat just in the case of famine.

High insulin levels that result from eating grains and sugars suppress 2 other important hormones- glucagon and growth hormone. These 2 hormones are responsible for burning fat and sugar and promoting muscle development. One obvious way to prevent your body from storing fat and rising insulin levels is through eliminating grains and sugars from your diet.

We all need a certain amount of carbohydrates however through our addiction to grains, potatoes, and sweets most of us are consuming far too many dangerous carbohydrates that can lead to serious chronic health problems like diabetes.

Most likely your body prefers the carbohydrates found in vegetables rather than grains because their composition slows the conversion to simple sugars like glucose and decreases your insulin levels.

Remember eating refined carbohydrates you are only one grain and sugar away from chronic illness.

Lynn Lyons



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