STORY AT-A-GLANCE
While insulin resistance is routinely identified as a root cause of most chronic diseases, it too is only a symptom of a deeper problem. At the root will be impaired cellular energy production in the mitochondria
Insulin resistance occurs when the cells are unable to properly oxidize or burn glucose
When your body shifts into fat burning this results in lowering your metabolic rate, which is antithetical to optimal health. For optimal health, you need a high metabolic rate, and this is facilitated when your metabolism speeds up when you’re burning glucose in your mitochondria
A general baseline for most average-sized people is between 150 grams and 250 grams of healthy carbs per day. If you’re very active, it could be as high as 500 or 600 grams a day. Keep in mind that as you increase carbs, you also need to cut down fat. Fat intakes above 30 to 40% or so of daily calories will tend to inhibit glucose metabolism
Healthy carb choices include fresh whole fruit, fruit juice, root vegetables such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, parsnips and carrots, white rice, raw honey and maple syrup

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