I bet you have heard the word metabolism, but, I wonder.... do you know what it actually is?
If you said it’s how fast you burn calories, you’re partially right. Your metabolic rate does determine the number of calories your body burns, however, your metabolism governs more than just your metabolic rate. It also keeps everything in balance – like your blood sugar, cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure and your weight. In ideal circumstances, your metabolism works like a well-oiled machine. You eat energy in the form of food. The body breaks the food down into sugar. The sugar is transported out of the blood and into the cells by the hormone insulin. Simple right?!!.
Most of us don’t lead ideal lives. We tend to eat diets high in simple carbohydrates (like bread, rice, and pastries), which cause a rapid spike in blood sugar levels. In response, the pancreas secretes loads of insulin. That’s okay occasionally, but when we consistently eat simple carbs, insulin floods into the system and we can eventually become resistant to it. Not only is insulin resistance and issue, but according to Mark Hyman, “Numerous hormones contribute to belly fat, but none proves more powerful than insulin, your fat storage hormone. High levels of insulin tell your body to gain weight around the belly, and you become more apple-shaped over time.” Keeping your blood sugar in check is the key to wellness.
It is estimated that one in five individuals suffers from insulin resistance, which is a precursor to diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Balancing blood sugar and lowering insulin levels in the body is a key preventative to both of these. However, that is not all. Keeping a balanced blood sugar will support natural weight loss, improve mood and other mental health issues, increase energy levels and keep them stable throughout the day. Well maintained BG (blood glucose) levels nurture skin health, aid in fertility, help with hormone balance, can increase libido, decrease PMS symptoms, reduce cholesterol, help lower blood pressure and diminish headache and migraine frequency, there is really no end to all of the benefits!! When you balance your blood sugar, you are on your way to balancing your metabolism and investing in your long-term health!
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