Insulin—that finicky hormone that is super important when it comes to your metabolism. Its job is to regulate the glucose present in the blood so that our body can utilize it for energy as well as other bodily functions. We start running into issues when we become insulin resistant which is where the hormone isn’t effectively removing the glucose from the blood and forces the pancreas into overdrive to try and produce more insulin in an effort to help. Research is now showing low carb meals improve insulin resistance.
If the body continues to require more insulin regularly to manage glucose in the blood, the likelihood of prediabetes or full blown diabetes is evident. Insulin resistance can also lead to high blood pressure (the silent killer). Therefore, the food we eat becomes extremely important in maintaining our health.