Monitor Carbohydrate Intake
Food as a form of natural medicine is not a new idea. However, it has become a central theme in disease management in recent years, especially in insulin resistance treatment. Patients with insulin resistance need to limit starchy and sugary foods that will challenge their pancreas and cause significant blood sugar spikes. The obvious choices are to stop consuming soda, candy, pie, and similar foods and beverages. However, other starchy foods can be bigger culprits in regards to insulin resistance and blood sugar. Individuals must watch out for bread, pasta, tubers, and white rice. These high-glycemic index foods break down into simple sugars quickly and cause rapid glucose elevation. Patients should replace the bulk of their dinner plate with protein, including plant protein, and whole fruits and vegetables.