1 Serving Protects the Pancreas & Lowers Blood Sugar

today we're going to talk about the best foods for the pancreas to help improve insulin resistance we sometimes forget that at the root of insulin resistance we have the pancreas the beta cells the cells within our pancreas that produce insulin they become damaged they become fatigued they become smaller they do a worse job producing insulin but we can do things to help support the pancreas and help prevent some of this insulin resistance from happening in the first place by taking care of this organ so let's Jump Right In now after today's video I did pop a link for our sponsor organifi if you're trying to get more fruits and vegetables in but you just don't have a the time B the hunger or C just the energy to really consume a bunch of fruits and veggies organifi has a cool red juice it has 12 different fruits in it so it's really powerful when it comes down to the effects and SARS antioxidants are concerned as far as just getting the benefit of fruit without all the sugar and in a 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to produce insulin better so we do actually get a positive effect there but what about the foods that are rich in Vitamin D here well what I would recommend for this category is going to be either eggs so sardines or mackerel high vitamin D content in these foods but they have another thing that's great especially the fish options they have omega-3s which also help the pancreatic beta cells so you get a double whammy so eating fish that is high in vitamin D and high in omega-3 is a double whammy effect on your pancreas so two times per week if possible have fatty fish it doesn't mean you have to have salmon for dinner two times per week but you could have salmon for dinner one time per week and maybe a can of sardines or something for lunch or with lunch later in the week it doesn't need to be that difficult to have a preventative and proactive effect on your pancreatic beta cells the next category of foods have something called genosteins in them now genosteins or genosteans potato potato these are compounds that help increase pancreatic beta cell Mass so they can help the pancreatic beta cell literally become stronger and bigger so it can produce insulin better one of the problems that happens with insulin resistance is as our glucose is circulating at a high level like we have high chronically high glucose eventually these pancreatic beta cells cannot keep up because what happens is because glucose is so high the pancreas doesn't know what's going on so it just produces more and more insulin to try to deal with the glucose that's being high until finally they burn out right these pancreatic beta cells are just like I can't give any more men like this glucose is just what am I supposed to do here so these poor cells are struggling and if we can increase pancreatic beta cell mass density we can make more of these more pancreatic beta cells and they can produce more insulin to keep up with this while we do other lifestyle things to control our insulin resistance so when it comes to these genosteins the most high concentrations you're going to find are in like alfalfa sprouts and clover Sprouts which I know are not like the most popular things to consume and they're a little bit kind of out there but if you put a little bit on your food maybe you cook that salmon we talk about and you put a nice handful of clover Sprouts or alfalfa sprouts on it very very rich in this compound that's very very good for the pancreas now when we look a little bit more realistic there was a study published in the journal clinical Endocrinology that found that broccoli and cauliflower which are rich in this same genocines are going to be really good as well if you look at those kind of vegetables bowls those are things you could have a little bit more frequent now one thing that I would recommend is just due to the quote unquote anti-nutrient ability of these vegetables I would recommend cooking them I don't recommend having them raw okay so if you cook them and you sort of blanch them you should still retain the genosine effect without potential drawbacks as well now the next one is more of a protective component you see these pancreatic beta cells are exposed to a lot of stress so when we have stressful situations and we have high glycemic levels we have high sugar circulating around this is damaging to these pancreatic beta cells so we need to have a force field around them a little bit turns out per a study published in the journal diabetes quercetin which is a powerful antioxidant flavonoid is one of the most powerful compounds for protecting cells like pancreatic beta cells so in this case we want to lean into query system now quercetin is something you can get in supplement form okay I don't recommend always going supplement form when you can go Whole Food things just absorb better when it comes from foods but you could take something like a dihydro quercetin or a regular quercetin supplement and probably get a powerful effect but if you're going for the food source Capers are going to be the bees knees I know they're not the most like appetizing thing they are to me I love them I love the salty Capers I think they're great but the bottom line is you only need a tablespoon or two and they're like 10 or 15 times more quercetin in Capers than there is in the next food down the line so there's undeniably no food more rich in quercetin than Capers okay now what does salmon taste really good with capers right so you're seeing what I'm going with here like if you start kind of crafting this Mediterranean lower carb approach things add up by themselves having some sockeye salmon some Capers and some Clover Sprouts doesn't look weird that looks good right and then you think oh wait a minute like how else can I add these things in maybe I'll have a side of broccoli a side of cauliflower so that in tandem with being lower carbohydrate and doing these things that you can to improve lifestyle sides of insulin resistance you can restore that pancreatic function a bit better and take care of that precious organ that needs all the help it can get right now I'll see you tomorrow

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