By: Mission Healthy Living
September 26, 2016
Sugar and carbohydrates come in many delicious forms and are often difficult to resist, yet, incorporating large amounts of both in your daily diet could be detrimental to your health and longevity.
In a recent article published by Psychology Today, Dr. Georgia Ede, a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and nutrition consultant at Smith College, discussed the dangers of insulin resistance. The possible long-term health effects include obesity, heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes. As if these effects aren't alarming enough, Ede writes that research has linked insulin resistance to the development of Alzheimer's Disease. In fact, 80 percent of people with Alzheimer's, have insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes, according to the article.
"It's your diet, not your DNA, that determines your destiny," Dr. Ede says.
Changing the way you eat can not only improve your overall health, but can help to minimize insulin resistance. In the article, she also provides three solutions to reduce your risk for Alzheimer's:
1.) Head to your doctor to find out your insulin resistance through simple blood tests.
2.) Avoid refined carbs all together.
3.) Watch your carb intake if you find you are insulin resistant.
For more information on how to diagnose, prevent and treat insulin resistance, click here. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page and check out the infographic- 10 Tips to Improve Your Metabolism and Take Control of Your Health, for more health and wellness recommendations from Dr. Ede.