What is Insulin Resistance?

Insulin resistance refers to the hormone insulin, which results in increased blood sugar. This hormone helps control the amount of sugar in the blood and cells in the muscles, liver, and fat. With insulin resistance, the body's cells do not respond typically to insulin. The glucose cannot enter the cells as effortlessly, so glucose builds up in the blood, which can eventually lead to obesity and Type 2 diabetes. Weight loss and daily exercise are two ways to help reverse insulin resistance.

What is Insulin Resistance?

Coffee can burn body fat; however, there are specific ways to consume it to make it healthy. Coffee has proven to have many health benefits, as it is rich in antioxidants, which have anti-cancer properties linked to lower body weight. Coffee helps you feel energized and focused; however, consuming too much of it may be harmful. This warm drink is the world's most loved morning-time ritual and is the most consumed drink next to water and tea. It contains a combination of chemicals that have many health benefits.

Metabolic Effects of Caffeine

1. Adrenaline Stimulates the Release of Glucose in the Bloodstream

Adrenaline stimulates the liver to release glucose in the bloodstream. It does this through two physiological processes, glycogenolysis and gluconeogenesis.

2. Adrenaline Increases Lipolysis

Adrenaline increases fat burning by breaking down the tissue, releasing fatty acids into the bloodstream, and using them as energy.

3. Adrenaline Causes Temporary Insulin Resistance

If the insulin levels in the body are high, adrenaline inhibits the exact mechanisms to burn the fat the caffeine is stimulating.

4. Insulin and Adrenaline

Adrenaline releases nutrients, whereas insulin stores nutrients.

When is it best to drink coffee?

To utilize the fat-burning properties of coffee, the timing of consumption is vital.

1. In the Absence of Carbohydrates

Coffee causes temporary insulin resistance, as it adds carbohydrates to a working body system, which results in a higher blood sugar level.

2. Pre-Workout or Before Physical Activity

Exercise has many beneficial physiological effects. It improves insulin sensitivity, increases the burning of fat, and lets glucose reach the cell.

Control Your Insulin Resistance

The imbalance of low blood sugar levels and low carbohydrate diets result in sleep difficulties, irritability, and energy “crashes.” Unidentified food intolerances can also contribute sugar cravings or fatigue after meals.

Consuming foods with high carbs should be balanced with fiber, fat, and or protein. By consuming these foods, your body will slowly absorb the glucose in the bloodstream and prevent an "insulin shock."

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