One the most concerning health issue facing America today is insulin resistance. You may have heard this term before, but what does it really mean? Insulin is a chemical produced in your pancreas when you eat carbohydrates or sugar. It signals your body’s cells to open their walls and let these fuels in to be burned. Sugars are derived from everything from grains, to fruit, to…sugar! Any carbohydrate is eventually broken down into simple sugars for your body to use as fuel. The problem arises from the fact that a person in modern times eats many more carbohydrate based foods than we did in the past. Our bodies still aren’t used to this type of diet, and that’s where we get into trouble. The more insulin our cells are exposed to over time, the less responsive they become to its stimulus. Hence, insulin resistance. This is also sometimes called “Syndrome X,” and is a precursor to Type II Diabetes.
How can I help protect myself from Insulin Resistance?
Eating a lower carb diet is a good start, but supporting your body’s natural mechanisms is just as important. Cinnamon, chromium, and even coffee can combat insulin resistance and support cellular response. Kroeger’s Pancreas Formula and Blood Sugar Pro can also help your body to maintain normal blood sugar and insulin levels. We here at Hanna’s Herb Shop believe a healthy diet and exercise is the first step to true health, and wish you the best of it!
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