Insulin: What Role Does It Play in Body Fat

Many people believe that insulin is a simple hormone that aids in blood sugar reduction. It has many functions in one of the main ones is growth and repair. He simply understand the function of insulin within your body you will be a will to better adjust your dietary intake to reduce the amount of fat upon your body. I can insulin is powerful hormone which is created in the pancreas and aids in the control and distribution of energy. Insulin levels elevate in response to food intake. When food is ingested into our bodies and our blood sugar rises rapidly you will secrete insulin to reduce and to store this energy for future use. The problem lies with the lack of calorie expenditure, in other words movement, exercise, get off the couch. I wrote about the efficiency and not calorie deficiency a few articles that and it stands to reason that the more we sit around the more we eat the more fat weight gain.You want to make sure that your meal consists of complex carbohydrates, fibrous carbohydrates, high-quality protein and good fats such essential fatty acids. Now of course, in my world this would be fantastic, however many people indulge themselves in way too many displacement foods. Displacement foods can be categorized by to the processed foods: such as nasty sports bars, all packaged commercial foods – such as donuts, ding dong’s you get the picture. Many and foods in heavy syrup, realistically anything made in the microwave on a regular basis and most sandwich meats.

I would got a little background on insulin let’s move into how insulin actually stores excess blood sugar. The main problem with eating many processed foods is a continual cascade of insulin secretion and cell sensitivity. Insulin most commonly is believed to take the blood sugar and convert it to glycogen. Then store it in the liver and muscle tissue. Well you can already see the picture is your couch potato eating potato chips, blood sugar rises insulin is secreted from the pancreas to reduce blood sugar to its normal level the excess sugar is converted by the liver into glycogen and then sent back out to be stored in the muscle and excess in the liver. The problem comes that your muscles and liver are already full. Your muscles and liver have a very limited storage capacity. So this ugly cycle continues over and over and over again. So what happens to that excess glycogen after it has been told no no by the liver and the muscles. It gets stored as triglycerides or fatty acids the problem lies in the form of fatty acids that is stored as : saturated fat (that’s right the worst type of fat you possibly could put in body). So inviting someone to go on high carbohydrate diet is ludicrous. Just ask yourself how they fatten up cattle for they are slaughtered for your primer of dinner at Ruth’s Chris steakhouse. Now you know! And you do it to yourself.

This brings up the subject of insulin sensitivity and it’s rapid rise in the western world. Insulin sensitivity in a nutshell “your cell receptors inability to except glucose as energy” and thus its leads to the above mentioned round and round roller coaster for fat gain. Your cell becomes resistant because of a constant bombardment of a toxic environment due to high insulin levels. The cells generally shut down as they get more and more pounded on by excess insulin due to excess process sugar intake. More insulin that is secreted due to excess blood sugar the more the cells are exposed to insulin and from that they become resistant to it. So to get the sugar/energy into cell the pancreas must produce more insulin to get the job done. This continues little by little until the cell becomes very resistance to insulin and has a very difficult time operating correctly. Both men and women suffer from this continual at producing machinery mainly due to again on healthy diet, delivers inability to break down and detoxify. Fat gain is associated with insulin insensitivity and the over-consumption of carbohydrates. This leads to many deficiencies in certain nutrients, minerals, vitamins such as vitamin B chromium magnesium sink and especially the main important fat alpha linolenic acid better known as omega-3’s. A lack of omega-3 fatty acids in this country is an epidemic the ratio between omega-3’s and omega six fatty acids should be one to four. Adding essential fatty acids to your diet can reduce carbohydrate cravings thus reducing insulin sensitivity.

Some things that you again want to avoid while reducing your carbohydrate consumption is alcohol. Alcohol is the number one reason your liver has a hard time breaking down any food substances. Remember alcohol is an empty calorie and contributes to a rapid rise in blood sugar followed by a rapid decrease in blood sugar called hypoglycemia. This leads to someone often eating more than they would regularly. Coffee and soda are another no no’s if if you want to lose body fat and improved your overall wellness. There are many adverse effects associated with the above three such as the insomnia, osteoporosis, nervousness, insulin resistance, decreased divided in mineral absorption and attention deficit syndrome.

Insulin is not just involved in carbohydrate storage in also aids in protein and fat storage. So if insulin is being decreased and not used efficiently in your ability to use protein and fat in the proper manner is heavily decrease. If you are someone trying again muscle mass in can see how this could affect your plight. It’s one also has to do with your immune system, storage of magnesium, blood lipids thyroid regulation, osteoporosis, aging and much more.

So in conclusion I would suggest a few things to get yourself on the right track. Try to avoid weight fluctuations, rapid gaining and rapidly losing of body fat it teaches your insulin and told insensitivity system to going to high mode at the first sign. That is why is very easy to gain weight after you lose it. Drink plenty of water, eat essential fatty acids, avoid excessive alcohol consumption, and exercise regularly.

Refined Sugar + Refined Carb's = Excess Body Fat and Disease

Ever since humans switched from nomads and their hunter-gatherings roles, to that of an agrarian-based society, western cultures have looked to the carbohydrate as a primary food staple. For example, an average person in America cannot envision a day without pastries, potatoes, corn, bread, cereal or rice. The media has made us well aware that the excessive intake of carbohydrates has a detrimental effect on our waistlines, but how much do we know about the effect they have on our health? What adds to the sad situation is these carbohydrates are consumed in a highly processed form. What do we get from eating processed starches? Well 65% of Americans are overweight and 30% of them are clinically obese.

These refined carbohydrates in our diets are causing numerous diseases like diabetes in epidemic proportions. The symptoms are very simple, if you experience fatigue, sleepiness, fogged thought process, bloating of the abdominal area, high triglyceride levels, high blood pressure levels or low sugar level (hypoglycemia), this is a sign you are consuming excessive refined carbohydrates. Now, I do not want to rag on complex carbohydrates such as vegetables. You can never go wrong with eating raw and cooked vegetables, good lean protein and you will balance blood sugar and lose body fat every time, but the more refined food we eat, the worse off we are. Continue reading Refined Sugar + Refined Carb's = Excess Body Fat and Disease