Blood glucose levels are regulated by two hormones: insulin and glucagon. Insulin allows glucose to move from the blood to the cells, and glucagon transports the glucose out of storage when it needs to. If you don't take proper care of your body, you may develop insulin resistance, which can increase your risk of diabetes.
Thankfully, God has given our bodies the power to self-heal. With healthy lifestyle choices, you can control your blood sugar and live the long-lasting life He encouraged all along.
Here are four factors that influence blood glucose and insulin sensitivity:
As you know, mainstream media and "medical experts" advise to avoid sunlight without proper protection in fear that the UV rays could increase your risk for skin cancer. However, moderate exposure to sunlight is crucial as vitamin D is a vital component to your overall health and well-being. According to Hallelujah Diet health expert Olin Idol, adults are currently advised to get 5,000 IU of the vitamin per day. But recent research suggests that more vitamin D can provide protection against diabetes. Optimal blood levels of vitamin D are 50 to 80 ng/ml. The sun can produce up to 10,000 IU of vitamin D if the body is fully exposed, so consider spending more time outdoors.
Regular exercise is key for optimal overall health. But did you know it's a major component to maintaining healthy blood sugar levels? Exercising your muscles reduces insulin resistance and improves sensitivity of muscle cells. Therefore, it can control your blood sugar and reduce your risk for diabetes.
According to Idol, foods that are high in fiber lead to a slower rise in blood sugar, which, in turn, require less insulin. Soluble fiber slows down food when entering the stomach and also reduces the absorption rate of sugars in the small intestine. Eating plenty of high-fiber options can help to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Eating more fiber isn't the only dietary factor that influences your insulin sensitivity. Your entire diet has the greatest impact on the body's ability to regulate blood glucose. By fueling yourself with the right foods, you can enable your body to develop prevention mechanisms against diabetes. With the Hallelujah Diet, you'll receive maximum vitamins and nutrients that promote healthy glucose levels as well as a positive overall well-being.
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