The answer is - it's all because of insulin resistance in the body. The body starts resisting the creation of insulin and thus the nutrients and glucose from the food we eat is not absorbed by the blood cells properly. Instead they get deposited as
unwanted fat in the body. If the nutrients dont reach the blood cells, you again feel hungry and tired.
This is also a major cause for obesity, diabetes, high blood sugar levels and heart diseases.
# Exercise - Physical activity for atleast 5-6 times a week increases your insulin sensitivity and the glucose from the food is absorbed in the right way. Food right after excercising is decomposed faster and the nutrients reaches the blood cells faster.
The right Diet that helps in insulin sensitivity:
# Cinnamon - Add cinnamon in your tea, porridge, milkshakes, etc. - Read article on detoxifying drink recipes
# Increased fibre intake helps to stabilize blood sugar by slowing the absorption of carbohydrates and supports a healthy lower bowel and digestive tract. (Legumes, nuts, seeds, whole grains, vegetables, and fruits)
# Green tea
# Omega 3 Fatty acids - Include foods like salmon, tuna, flax seed, walnuts, cod liver oil capsules and omega 3 eggs.
# Avoid trans-fat (man-made fat) in packaged foods
# Limit high Fructose consumption - Reduce your sugar in foods!!
# Avoid fast foods
# Include Vitamin E in your diet
# Have a protein rich breakfast everyday
# Eat something every 4 hours to keep your insulin and glucose levels normal
# Include protein snacks in the morning and evening - like an handful of almonds
# Choose organic produce wherever possible
# Berries, cherries, peaches, plums, rhubarb, pears, and apples are optimal fruits. Other melon varieties contain more sugar than these.
# Eat more antioxidant-rich foods, including orange and yellow vegetables, dark green leafy vegetables (kale, collards, spinach, etc.), anthocyanidins (berries, beets, grapes, pomegranate), purple grapes, blueberries, bilberries, cranberries, and cherries. In fact, antioxidants are in all colorful fruits and vegetables.
# Include detoxifying foods in your diet, such as cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, kale, collards, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, bok choy, Chinese cabbage, and Chinese broccoli), green tea, watercress, dandelion greens, cilantro, artichokes, garlic, citrus peels, pomegranate, and even cocoa.
# Garlic and onions contain antioxidants, enhance detoxification, act as anti-inflammatories, and help lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
# Use extra virgin olive oil, which contains anti-inflammatories and anti-oxidants, as your main cooking oil.
# Increase your intake of nuts and seeds, including raw walnuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, and pumpkin and flax seeds.
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