Reversing Diabetes 101: The Truth About Carbs, Blood Sugar and Reversing Type 2 Diabetes
You may have heard a lot about type 2 diabetes – but do you know what it actually does to your body?
In this video series, we’ll explore the causes of type 2 diabetes and how to reverse it.
How does food affect the blood sugar?
1: How does food affect blood sugar?
What happens when we eat carbohydrates, protein and fat?
Your blood sugar responds very differently to different macronutrients. Fat does not impact blood sugar levels. Carbs have a high impact, protein impacts them moderately, but fat? No impact!
Carbs and fats provide energy for the body. When carbs are limited in the diet, fat becomes the preferred and efficient fuel source. When you reduce your intake of one macronutrient, you have to increase your intake of at least one other macronutrient—otherwise you’ll feel hungry and not have enough energy. The low-fat craze started with flawed science that incorrectly stated that fat was dangerous. In a low carb, high-fat diet, fat provides you with the energy your body needs, and also helps knock out hunger and cravings.
2: Carbohydrate intolerance and insulin resistance
Type 2 diabetes is a disease of high blood sugar. It can also be thought of as carbohydrate intolerance or insulin resistance. That means when someone with type 2 diabetes eats carbohydrates, it causes their blood sugar to rise above what is healthy.
Everyone has a different carbohydrate tolerance. One person may be able to eat a carb-heavy diet with no problem, and another may get blood sugar spikes and gain weight from eating very few carbohydrates. Both people can be healthy, as long as they Continue reading