HYPERINSULINEMIA is a condition in which the body makes excessive amounts of insulin in an effort to compensate for the spikes in blood sugar cause by the overconsumption of refined carbohydrates. This can lead to insulin resistance, in which the cells of the body become insensitive to insulin, and may eventually lead to type II diabetes.
RISK FACTORS OF DEVELOPING HYPERINSULINEMIA
HYPOGLYCEMIA - is one of the most common symptoms of hyperinsulinemia. It is characterized by an abnormally low blood glucose level, usually about 1-3 hours after a meal. Common symptoms of hypoglycemia are:
HOW TO REVERSE THE DAMAGE:
The good news is that hyperinsulinemia and even early stage diabetes can be reversed. It may take 2 to 3 months, perhaps longer, to re-establish normal insulin sensitivity. All of the above symptoms can be reversed with good food choices and moderate exercise.
A low-carbohydrate, moderate-protein and moderate-fat meal focused on natural whole foods is the solution to hyperinsulinemia.
CARBOHYDRATES TO AVOID:
CARBOHYDRATES TO ENJOY:
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