Refined Grains, Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes

Flour is hard to avoid during meal times. Breakfast options mainly consist of toast, bagels, cereal, and pancakes. A convenient lunch is sandwiches, wraps, pasta or pizza. Dinner might come with its own temptations too. As a result, the average American now eats 10 servings of refined grains each day. What effect do these refined… Continue reading Refined Grains, Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes

How Much Sugar Can My Body Handle?

We have extremely limited glucose storage as glycogen, or as circulating glucose. Glycogen: Glycogen is a large branched polymer of glucose, stored mainly in the liver and the skeletal muscle.  Stored  glycogen can be mobilized to circulating glucose during fasting periods and to the muscle cells during muscle contraction, a process called glycogenolysis.  The total… Continue reading How Much Sugar Can My Body Handle?