Is your body insulin resistant? These foods may help

Written by Editorial Team | Published : May 9, 2019 9:15 AM IST

Insulin Resistance

Insulin is a hormone made by your pancreas. It helps your body use the glucose for energy. Insulin resistance is when body cells don’t respond well to insulin. As a result, your pancreas makes more insulin to help glucose enter your cells. Your blood glucose levels will stay in the healthy range, till your pancreas make enough insulin to overcome your cells’ weak response to insulin. There are certain factors including obesity, older age, physical inactivity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, heart disease, stroke, PCOS etc. that can increase your risk of developing insulin resistance. Once your body has become insulin resistant, you need to follow certain life rules to maintain a healthy glucose level in the body. To do so, the first thing that significant is to choose foods wisely. Read on to know about the foods you can eat in such case.


Limit carbohydrates: According to a study published in the journal, Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity, monitoring carbohydrate intake can help achieving glycemic control. Milk, grains, potato, legumes etc. are some of the major sources of carbohydrates. Also Read - 9 Medications You Must Never Mix With Alcohol

Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners: Frequent use of artificial sweeteners like aspartame can trigger migraines. Most of these artificial sweeteners impact our serotonin levels and release neuro-peptides. This induces a chain reaction in the body, causing migraine.


Eat more fiber: Eating fiber rich foods like avocado, legumes, flaxseeds etc. can help regulate insulin resistance. Also Read - 7 Signs You Are Sleeping Too Less


Opt for healthy fats: Eating foods rich in monounsaturated fatty acids is scientifically proven to improve glycemic control. These foods include nuts, peanut butter, olive oil, avocado etc.


Eat enough protein: According to a study published in the journal Nutrition, intake of foods moderately high in protein can help regulate insulin resistance. Some of the foods rich in protein include fish, soy products, milk, eggs etc.  Also Read - Transform Your Diet With The Top 10 Nutrient-Rich Nitrate Foods