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Insulin resistance is your body’s inability to respond to insulin. When that happens, the blood glucose levels spike and cause a dozen health complications. The Insulin Resistance Diet is an effective and proven way to fight this dormant health problem. What Is Insulin Resistance? To answer this question, let me first tell you about insulin and its importance. Insulin, a hormone, is secreted by the beta cells of the pancreas when you consume food. Food is broken down into glucose, which raises blood glucose levels. Insulin helps carry glucose (or sugar) to the muscles and liver cells, where glucose is broken down into a usable source of energy. Energy is used to perform various day-to-day functions, like breathing, digesting food, walking, dancing, batting eyelids, typing, and sleeping. Insulin resistance occurs when the pancreas stops producing enough insulin. It can also happen when you binge eat and follow a sedentary lifestyle.…

Does the thought of diabetes frighten you? Do you often find yourself checking out how much sugar each food item you eat holds? Well, when you are diabetic, fruits and vegetables are the safest bet! And when such foods are sugar-free, you just don’t have to fret at all!This article talks about those sugar-free fruits and vegetables that are super-healthy! Go ahead and read to check them out! 1. Beets Beets help cure and prevent many ailments. Beets are rich in minerals like potassium, iron, fiber, and dietary fiber. They get their rich color from a powerful antioxidant called betanin. To top it all, beets have a sweet taste. So, even if you have to avoid sweets and other sugary foods, you can safely eat beets and still not be worse off than you are. 2. Tomatoes Probably one of the most hotly argued subjects is whether tomatoes are fruits…

If you have not stopped using artificial sweeteners, please do so immediately! Artificial sweeteners, or non-nutritive sweeteners as they are sometimes referred to, have been debatable since they were first introduced to the market, and scientific research shows they are associated with many dangerous side effects. Introduced to satisfy consumer’s sweet tooth, these artificial sweeteners with no calories seemed, at the time, like good options to refined sugars and natural sweeteners. However, the side effects simply are not worth it. These fake sweeteners cause symptoms that range from migraines and headaches to weight gain and even more serious conditions like heart disease. What many people don’t understand is that artificial sweeteners also can cause a dangerous addiction — a dependency on overly sweet foods. They reinforce the taste buds to need more and more, sweeter and sweeter foods. This leads to even greater chances of obesity, kidney damage, type 2…

Have you ever come across a food pattern that alternates between fasting and eating alternately for long intervals of time? This is one of the most interesting fitness fads that is doing the rounds these days and is called intermittent fasting. Apparently, intermittent fasting has a number of benefits- it aids in weight loss, protects from diseases like diabetes, heart attack and cancer; it also has positive outcomes on mental health; helps in building up physical fitness and strength. A lot of researches have been dedicated to intermittent fasting and every time, they come up with some new benefit associated with it. It is more about ‘when’ rather than ‘what’, that is to say, it addresses the time periods when one must have food instead of what they should have. The various methods divide the day or week into the periods when one has to eat and when one has…