Insulin resistance is a condition in which the body's tissues do not respond well to insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose enter muscle and fat cells, where it can be converted into energy. When you have insulin resistance, your body does not use glucose properly, so your blood sugar levels rise and you become more prone to developing type 2 diabetes. Fortunately, insulin resistance can be reversed with lifestyle changes and medication.
These are a few tips that can help you prevent and reverse it!
First, make sure to eat a well-balanced diet. This means eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, but also lean meats and whole grains. Also stay away from processed foods as much as possible.
Second, increase your intake of omega-3 fatty acids. You can do this by eating more fish or taking an omega-3 supplement (but make sure it's not made from fish oil).
Third, get plenty of exercise. Exercise releases endorphins which will give you a natural high, which can help improve your mood and reduce stress levels.
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