Eat Low Carb After Exercise to Improve Insulin Resistance

Saturday, February 06, 2010  -  Byron J Richards

A new study shows that the kind of meal you eat after you do aerobic exercise can make a big difference in helping your body metabolize blood sugar more efficiently.  This is a very important issue since overweight Americans are plagued by insulin resistance in combination with leptin resistance – a clear path to eventual type II diabetes. 

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Snacking Depresses Your Immune System

Friday, February 05, 2010  -  Byron J Richards

German researchers have identified a highly relevant new aspect of immunity.  When you haven’t eaten for a while then insulin levels drop and unique genes are activated that directly stimulate the production of powerful antimicrobial peptides, in turn destroying germs by dissolving their cell walls.  Conversely, snacking raises insulin which then prevents this aspect of immunity from activating.  This is the first time that a powerful immune system mechanism has been directly linked to when you eat.

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Snacking Depresses Your Immune System

 -  Byron J Richards

German researchers have identified a highly relevant new aspect of immunity.  When you haven’t eaten for a while then insulin levels drop and unique genes are activated that directly stimulate the production of powerful antimicrobial peptides, in turn destroying germs by dissolving their cell walls.  Conversely, snacking raises insulin which then prevents this aspect of immunity from activating.  This is the first time that a powerful immune system mechanism has been directly linked to when you eat.

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