The TRUTH About Carbs, Blood Sugar & Fat Loss
Eat Your Heart Out With This 45-Second Trick
You’ve probably heard that carbohydrates are perhaps the WORST thing you can eat when trying to lose fat or transform your body, and for most people, that’s 100% true.
You see, due to years of consuming a diet full of processed carbs and sugars, most people have grown quite insensitive to one of the most important hormones in our body—a hormone that can either be a huge asset to your body transformation goals, or a total fat loss and health-derailing nightmare.
The name of this hormone is insulin.
And its function is to help your body keep blood sugar at bay, clear it quickly from your bloodstream after a carbohydrate meal, and (hopefully) shuttle that blood sugar to muscle tissue for energy instead of into fat cells, driving up your weight.
I say “hopefully” because that’s actually the exact opposite of what occurs when most people eat carbs.
Going back to insulin sensitivity and carbohydrate tolerance, due to a diet full of processed, insulin- and blood-sugar-spiking carbohydrates, most folks are suffering from some level of insulin resistance, a condition in which insulin is no longer able to efficiently remove blood sugar from the blood stream.
Dramatically reduced fat burning, increased blood sugar levels and increased fat storage.
Even worse, insulin resistance can (and often does) lead to type II diabetes and an array of other health problems over time, such as an increased risk for Alzheimer’s and other cognitive disorders, premature aging, heart disease, and even stroke…and it all leads back to insulin sensitivity.
Ideally, when you consume carbohydrates, here is what you want to happen:
*1. Minimum insulin release. This occurs when your body is highly sensitive to insulin. When it is, only a small amount of insulin is necessary to effectively and efficiently clear sugar from your blood to its storage sites. This is great news because your body has an incredibly difficult time burning fat in the presence of insulin. The less insulin you have floating around, the better.
*2. Quick and efficient blood sugar clearance. Again, this will occur when your body is highly sensitive to insulin.
*3. Maximum glycogen uptake. Glycogen is the term used for stored carbohydrates in muscle tissue and the liver. When these tissues are highly sensitive to insulin, the vast majority of blood sugar will be stored within them as an energy reserve, instead of being converted to fat.
*4. Minimum fat storage. When you increase insulin sensitivity, your body will choose to store your carbohydrate intake as energy, again in lean muscle tissue and the liver, instead of body fat.
Again, your body’s ability to tolerate carbohydrates all comes down to your insulin sensitivity and your body’s ability to quickly and efficiently shuttle carbohydrates to lean tissue and not fat.
So how can you increase insulin sensitivity?
Well, you could go completely low-carb for an extended period of time in an attempt to repair your insulin receptors and increase insulin sensitivity. But for most, that’s a rather dreadful option and even then you’d need to very slowly reintroduce carbohydrates back in to your diet to avoid massive fat gain.
Fortunately, you DON’T need to go low-carb or no-carb… at all.
In fact, many times you can enjoy even MORE carbohydrates than you currently are while losing even more fat when you utilize this one simple trick:
SUPERCHARGE your insulin sensitivity before each carbohydrate-containing meal in just a few seconds with the below 5 ingredients – each of which has been clinically shown to dramatically improve both insulin sensitivity and your body’s ability to process carbs.
Here they are:
Cinnamomum Cassia, a potent extract harvested from Indonesian cinnamon bark that has been shown to have remarkable effects on both blood sugar and carbohydrate tolerance alike. For example, in a study conducted at the Swedish University of Lund by Dr. Joanna Hlebowicz, subjects receiving this potent cinnamon bark extract demonstrated a 10-fold increase in their body’s ability to metabolize and process carbohydrates! And as if that wasn’t enough, this same extremely concentrated cinnamon extract was also shown to reduce blood sugar levels by up to a whopping 51% after a meal.
Unlike traditional cinnamon, Cinnamomum Cassia is the exact same highly-potent cinnamon extract used in clinical research. It is highly pure, does not undergo any irradiation whatsoever, and is concentrated by 400% to contain robust levels of the active ingredients, known as polyphenols, for unparalleled effectiveness.
In fact, it takes 25 pounds of cinnamon bark to make a single pound of this powerfully effective extract!
In the end, this means you don’t have to worry about choking down TWELVE, 500mg capsules of cinnamon daily. Instead, with this incredibly potent extract, just 100mg, twice a day, does the trick.
Berberine, This rare plant alkaloid has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine in India. Berberine works slightly different by improving the signaling between insulin and its associated receptors while also increasing carb uptake by lean muscle for energy, not fat.
Evidence of this is found in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in the renowned journal Metabolism. In the study, participants who supplemented with berberine experienced a 3.5 times greater improvement in fasting blood sugar compared to the control group, along with a 37% improvement in insulin sensitivity.
Naringin is a flavanone naturally found in very small amounts in grapefruits and other citrus fruits, but when taken in higher amounts and concentrations, it has been shown to inhibit P-glycoprotein, a compound that can reduce the absorption of berberine by as much as 90%. In the end, by inhibiting P-glycoprotein, naringin can effectively DOUBLE berberine’s absorption, and in turn have a dramatic impact on berberine’s effectiveness and ultimately YOUR results.
Benfotiamine, is a powerful derivative of thiamine, more commonly known as vitamin B1. Not only does benfotiamine play an important role in carbohydrate regulation, but it also blocks the body’s ability to manufacture dangerous AGEs within the body’s cells. AGEs are toxic compounds that have been associated with cellular aging, improper glucose function, as well as higher levels of oxidative damage to healthy cells.
Zychrome®, is a patented and highly bioavailable form of the trace element chromium, an essential mineral that aids in the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats. Just how effective is Zychrome? Well, in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study conducted by Dr. Jain of Louisiana State University and published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, 24 participants took 400 micrograms of Zychrome daily for 12 weeks and ultimately experienced a whopping 30% reduction in fasting insulin levels (an improvement 5 times greater than the placebo group).
What’s more, the participants taking Zychrome also demonstrated a 30% improvement in insulin sensitivity and a 50% greater improvement in insulin efficiency compared to participants taking chromium picolinate, a much more common, yet far less effective form of chromium.