Reverse Insulin Resistance – A Step-by-Step Guide
Did you know that diabetes and insulin resistance are totally preventable and that it is possible to reverse insulin resistance?
What Is Insulin?
Firstly, if you want to understand how to reverse insulin resistance, it helps to know what exactly insulin is. Insulin is a hormone. It is created and stored in the pancreas, and its major role is to regulate blood sugar levels.
Most foods are broken down into glucose. Take a look:
- Simple carbohydrates – bread, pasta, cereals.
- Complex carbohydrates – quinoa, brown rice, squash, legumes.
- Fiber-rich foods – fruits, vegetables, peas, beans.
- Desserts and sugary drinks – cake, ice cream, cookies, energy drinks, carbonated drinks.
Once the food has been broken down into glucose, insulin transports it directly to the liver and our muscles. Then, the glucose is stored there for later use as energy. Stored glucose is called glycogen.
This process is called insulin sensitivity, and is how the body should function.
What Is Insulin Resistance?
Insulin resistance occurs when the process described above does not happen as it is meant to. We develop insulin resistance when we eat too much sugar and too many carbs for our body to handle on a regular basis.
It is important to remember that every single body is unique, and each individual can process different amounts of sugar and carbohydrates.
When we regularly consume too much for our body to handle, we basically become desensitised to it.
Eventually, your body reaches a point where your liver and muscles can no longer keep up with the demand for glucose storage. They’re full. That’s when your pancreas comes into action and produces more insulin to help carry the load to try and help out. Unfortunately it doesn’t work because there is still nowhere to store the glucose!
This is when you end up with high blood glucose levels and excess insulin. The glucose is eventually stored as fat.
Carbohydrates Are Good
Carbohydrates are good for us. They are a great source of energy for our bodies’ needs. A balanced diet includes carbohydrates and sugars too. We are always allowed to enjoy these things!
It becomes a problem when we consume too much for our body, on a regular basis.
How To Reverse Insulin Resistance
Finally, the part we’ve been waiting for. It is possible to reverse insulin resistance.
First, reduce or eliminate sugary foods and simple carbohydrates, as described above. Then, include more healthy fats in your diet and and complex, slow burning carbohydrates. Here are some examples:
- Ghee and/or grass fed butter
- Coconut oil and/or MCT oil
- Olives and olive oil
- Wild caught salmon
- Seeds, nuts, and nut butters
- Sweet potato
- Correctly soaked or sprouted beans, peas, and legumes
We all know that exercise is vital to our overall health. Moving more will burn energy and speed up your metabolism.
If you spend a lot of time sitting (at work, on the sofa, driving), take dance breaks or go for small walks when you can. Also, go and try out that exercise class you’ve always wanted to try. Take up Yoga, swimming, or low-impact exercise if you do not exercise regularly.
Doing sustained exercise multiple times a week is what is needed to keep diabetes and diabetic symptoms under control.
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If you follow our guidelines, you should see that you can reverse insulin resistance within 30 days. Maybe even sooner! Consistency and dedication are key. Your health is in your hands.
However, you do not need to change every aspect of your life over night (unless you want to!). You can start with one or two dietary changes, one supplement (colostrum is the best one), and more movement, and then build up from there.
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