Just What Is Insulin And How Does It
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
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
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.