Know Your Insulin Level?
Damage Level Control Determines Your Life Expectancy
When you eat foods that cause sugar spikes in digestion, what you are doing is you are automatically raising the insulin level -- the most pro-inflammatory hormone in the body.
You probably know by now, they are finally starting to realize, it is the inflammation, your body attacks on substances and inadvertently on it self. that causes most modern day health problems.
If you can stop this silent inflammation from going to you, you correct most of your health problems.
Mans natural diet was high fiber or high protein and fat, all of which make for slow digestion and release into the blood stream. With high glycemic, fast release with fast digestion, your body has to produce huge amounts of insulin to try to quickly dispose of the high blood sugar to prevent damage.
If you are very muscular and have large muscle mass your body needs produce a rather small amount of insulin which will force this large supply of suddenly available sugar to be absorbed.
However, when this huge rush of sugar inputs is continued into an age where the muscles have had years of this abuse and years to develop a resistance to sugar, and you lose much of your youth muscle mass to flab, then the body has to produce huge amounts of insulin to force any remaining muscles to absorb the surplus blood sugar and it is this resulting HIGH insulin that does you damage.
You are over and over, told about the damage from high blood sugar itself (thickening up the blood supply etc) doing damage called complications, such as neuropathy, kidney damage etc.
Odds are however, it will be the high insulin damage that results in your death.One solution is to develop new muscles, not yet developed a resistance to insulin. These are new, built by 'strength training": muscles to absorb and store extra sugar.
Insulin is the body's fat making hormone and when present automatically stops our cells from burning triglycerides (fats in the blood stream) and the LDL that transports them gets oxidized and becomes plaque in our arteries.
So by replacing the traditional down thru the centuries diet of saturated fats with refined carbohydrates, you raise insulin and triglyceride levels -- and both of these raise heart disease risk.
This is exactly what has happened with the low fat craze, replaced slow digesting fats with sugar rush, additions added to make the flavor tolerable again.
When you do tests on your progress, you need to know BOTH of these levels including, the rarely ordered but most important to monitor, your on going insulin level.
Triglyceride (blood fat) levels are important and you need to be sure these are at acceptable levels. far more important then cholesterol levels on predicting your fate.