This is not an ordinary diet but one especially geared towards individuals who have high levels of insulin in their bodies that overreact to any intake of carbohydrates. Let’s look at this in more detail within the article below.
Metabolic syndrome (MS) was first identified by the now famous Dr Charles Neaven in 1998. What is MS you may ask, it is an effect called insulin resistance that occurs within people who have very high levels of insulin that overreact to carbohydrates. MS itself is made up of a number of health issues in individuals that includes such disorders as hypertension, heart and artery disease, type 2 diabetes, plus obesity and the risk of a stroke. Therefore any diet that can overcome MS and keeps the bodies glucose at a normal level is going to be beneficial. Remember that, when you have eaten carbohydrates the body turns this into glucose which is the simplest sugar. Your insulin then regulates the glucose produced and hopefully keeping the insulin levels on an even keel.
What is Insulin
The beta cells within our bodies produce one of the most import hormones which is called insulin. The pancreas contains these beta cells and when producing insulin it is released into the blood stream and deposited throughout the body. Sometimes our body cells give limited or even a reduced reaction to insulin which then leads to a condition mentioned earlier, namely, insulin resistance (IR). Because of this limited response to insulin our cells do not function as they should and can generate the early stage of type 2 diabetes. Of course following a proper diet and exercise will help overcome this.
Remember that the aim is to increase the levels of insulin or blood glucose in our bodies that will allow foods to be absorbed quickly and then turned into glucose but only to a moderate level. The body will need to absorb an adequate amount of fat, proteins and fibers to ensure that digestion is slowed thus preventing high spikes of too much blood sugar. Besides these intakes our further aim is to ensure the carbohydrates we eat complement these nutrients as well and prevent any immediate rises in our blood sugar. Before rushing off a certain amount of caution is advised in that there are bad carbohydrates like insoluble fats and refined carbohydrates and must be avoided at all costs. Your doctor will advise you that seven grams of protein to every 14 grams of carbohydrates when eating. You can eat as many vegetables as you like as these are not linked with these foods. The key is eating every few hours, that is, consuming at least five small meals per day.