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The Surprising Relationship Between Intermittent Fasting and Insulin Resistance

Intermittent fasting is one of the most popular nutritional trends and people often look to it for weight loss. But are there any health benefits behind the hype? If you’re looking to manage your insulin levels, the answer is yes. But the relationship between intermittent fasting and insulin resistance will only work for you if you have the right intermittent fasting schedule.   Lifestyle and Insulin Levels   Insulin is a necessary element for your body to properly break down food. When you eat a meal, your body breaks down carbohydrates into glucose, which causes a spike in blood sugar levels. To combat this spike, your pancreas releases insulin which attaches to cells and allows them to absorb glucose. However, when you are insulin resistant, this process doesn’t work...

3 Easy Ways to Balance Insulin Levels and Improve Your Health

Are your insulin levels negatively impacting your hormones? Insulin resistance can lead to physical and mental health problems such as weight gain, mood swings, and brain fog. But there are natural ways to balance your insulin levels and keep your hormones in check.   What is Insulin?   Insulin plays a major role in your metabolism. It turns carbohydrates into glucose and sugar, which are released into the bloodstream and help the cells of your body turn glucose into energy.   If your insulin levels are healthy, the more you eat, the more insulin your body releases to regulate your blood sugar. However, if your body has to create too much insulin due to excess sugars and carbohydrates, it can become insulin resistant.   When insulin isn’t doing its job, there are many...