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Cardiometabolic Health and Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance predicts greater risk of chronic diseases But you can take steps to avoid insulin resistance Cardiometabolic health refers to the degree to which your heart functions properly, your circulatory system transports blood efficiently to all parts of your body (especially your heart and brain), and your blood sugar (glucose) stays in a desirable…

How to Explain Obesity

The energy-balance model doesn’t help much The carbohydrate-insulin model works better For decades, researchers and health organizations have promoted the energy-balance model to account for obesity. It assumes that “a calorie is a calorie” in terms of weight gain and loss. According to the model, differing levels and types of carbohydrates, protein, and fats in…

Eat Foods With Lower Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load

Reduce the glycemic index / load of foods you eat Lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, weight gain, and coronary heart disease Glycemic index (GI) refers to the relative rise in blood sugar after consuming a particular food.  Glycemic load (GL) adjusts the GI value for serving size. The bigger the serving size, the…