Reduce Insulin Resistance With Diet And Exercise

Diet and Exercise Can Reduce Your Insulin Resistance

The bad news is that insulin resistance is directly linked to weight-related issues and leads to diabetes and heart disease.

Both the foods you choose to eat and your physical activity can have an impact – for good or bad – on your insulin resistance.

The good news is that, if you make the right choices of food and physical activity, you can make a great leap forward by contributing to overcoming insulin resistance.

And, in turn, decreasing your potential for developing diabetes, heart disease and inflammatory conditions.

By maintaining a healthy weight and engaging in meaningful exercise you will significantly reduce the progress of your insulin resistance – and can even reverse it.

Here’s how:

Reduce Your Insulin Resistance With Diet

Simply put, insulin’s role is to help cells absorb the glucose (or sugar) that is present in your blood so they have the energy they need to function.

If you have too much sugar in your blood, it is converted to and stored as fat; insulin production is increased and your cells start to become more resistant to insulin.

By eating low carbohydrate foods that are high in fibre you can help to keep your glucose levels low.

Foods that promote a balanced blood sugar level are:

Whole grains
Beans and legumes
Non-starch vegetables

Avoid foods such as:

White rice
White bread
Processed foods

Reduce Your Insulin Resistance With Exercise

The more you move your body, the more often you use your muscles. This means that your muscles use more glucose to work more efficiently.

So to put it simply (again), you’ll be making better use of the food you eat by making better use of the glucose in your system.

Frequent moderate exercise is an excellent way to diminish your insulin resistance and reduce its effects.

If you maintain a healthy diet and exercise, you will be giving yourself an excellent chance of managing and reducing your insulin resistance

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