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Carbs and Insulin Resistance

Published August 27, 2017

Effects of Low-Carb Diets on Diabetes and Insulin Resistance

What’s the deal with carbs? Although carbs have been villainized in the media for the past several years, it is important to understand that not all carbs are bad. Eating the complex carbohydrates found in fresh vegetables, beans, and whole grains is definitely a better choice than eating simple carbohydrates like sugar and refined grains. A diet that is high in simple carbohydrates is detrimental and can cause or exacerbate various health conditions, including obesity and insulin resistance. Studies have shown that enjoying a low-carb diet can help you to lose weight and reduce insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is caused by the body’s inability to correctly use insulin, so when you eat carbs and sugars, your body overcompensates by overproducing insulin that it is not able to use efficiently. Eventually, your body is unable to keep up with insulin production, leading to dangerously high blood sugar levels. Read more…

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