Ketogenic eating offers several benefits. Less glucose leads to lower levels of insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar, which aids weight loss and reduces carb cravings. What’s more, reductions in insulin and glucose help control diseases related to poorly regulated blood sugar, such as type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Controlling Sugar,Boosting Fat Burn
Berberine is a compound found in a number of herbs, such as barberry, goldenseal and Oregon grape. Traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda have long used berberine-bearing plants to fight infections and speed wound healing.
Today, scientists know that berberine activates an enzyme called AMPK, which functions as a master switch that controls cellular metabolism. This helps promote blood sugar control and weight management while supporting the efficient use of fat for energy.
Berberine provides other advantages. It reduces glucose production within the liver and increases the breakdown of glucose within cells. And in a study published last year, Chinese researchers found that berberine may also activate brown fat, the kind that produces energy, instead of the white fat linked to weight gain.
In addition, researchers have noted that berberine helps control blood lipids and inflammation. In studies, it has been found to reduce levels of triglycerides and LDL cholesterol (the “bad” type) while increasing amounts of HDL, or “good,” cholesterol.
Turning yourself into a lean, mean, fat-burning machine means supporting sustained weight loss and greater energy production. Berberine can help on both counts.
This article is courtesy of Energy Times magazine.
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