Insulin Resistance & Insulin Sensitivity

Insulin Resistance & Insulin Sensitivity

Before you ran in with all guns blazing to tackle the issue of insulin resistance, take a step back and start at the root of the problem. I’m talking about something called “insulin sensitivity”. To put it plainly, insulin sensitivity is how sensitive your cells are to insulin’s function.

First we have to take one more step back, and remind ourselves what exactly insulin does. Insulin is the hormone responsible for keeping our blood sugar levels stable. It does this by taking excess glucose (like when we eat a sugary snack) in the body and storing it all over in the body’s cells by “unlocking the cell doors” and letting the glucose in, so to speak.

The problem is that over time the cells become less sensitive to insulin and it cannot perform its job properly, which leads to insulin resistance.

Insulin resistance brings along various health risks including high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, weight gain, anxiety, depression, heart disease, insomnia, and more.

Luckily there are ways to improve your insulin sensitivity:

Diet –

A good high-fiber, low-glycemic index diet, like the Manna Diabetic Diet in the Free Diabetic e-book is recommended.

Exercise –

The most effective way is to combine cardio and weight training. You should do about 30-40 minutes of intense training at least 3 times a week to get the best results.

Weight Loss –

Whilst a good diet and exercise will most probably make this a positive side affect in any case, keeping to your goal weight is a great way to increase insulin sensitivity.

Sleep –

Make sure to get enough sleep; about 7-8 hours is the recommended mount for adults.

Reduce Stress –

Try to avoid or manage stress as far as possible, as this plays a significant role in insulin sensitivity.

Natural Supplements –

Lifestyle changes may be enough to improve insulin sensitivity. However, a good supplement like the Manna Blood Sugar Support Caplets is essential for effective blood sugar control and to help the body with insulin management. You can also use the Manna Low GI Shake as a meal replacement. The shake can also help to control blood sugar levels as well as restoring insulin resistance.

Low GI Shake

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