One simple trick fights insulin resistance
If you like living on the edge, then you'll just love metabolic syndrome.
It's not a disease by itself. Not yet anyway.
But it's as close as you can come to diabetes, heart disease, and more without actually getting them.
It's the very edge of "health," and most of the people who reach it end up falling off on the wrong side.
Today, I'm going to help make sure you're not one of them. I'm going to bring you down off that ledge on the RIGHT side so you can avoid a shorter, sicker life of chronic disease.
The latest research shows a simple heart-friendly nutrient available in any vitamin shop that can help turn this condition around.
It's coenzyme Q10, a.k.a. CoQ10, a powerful molecule needed by every single cell in your body for energy.
In the new study, 100 mg supplements of CoQ10 improved insulin levels and slashed insulin resistance in folks with metabolic syndrome.
Even better, the supplements also helped improve function of the beta calls, or the part of the pancreas needed to produce that all-important insulin.
Those are the very cells that start to fall apart in diabetics -- but this supplement will help give them the protection they need.
CoQ10 also improved antioxidant levels, especially levels of the "master antioxidant" glutathione needed to fight free radicals, slow aging, and slash your risk of deadly disease.
As a result, folks given the supplements over just eight weeks had less of the damage caused by oxidative stress, according to the study in the European Journal of Nutrition.
The main problem with CoQ10 is getting it, and getting enough of it. As we get older, our levels tend to drop naturally. Making matters worse, statins and other drugs can sap you of whatever you have left -- in some cases leading to a dangerous deficiency.
That's why CoQ10 is on my short list of essential supplements for everyone facing heart risk -- but don't stop there.
The New Year is your chance to clean house, start fresh, and get healthy, especially if you have metabolic syndrome.
Make the switch to the Mediterranean diet. In one major study, this healthy lifestyle CURED the condition completely in half of the folks who tried it.
With a couple of simple tweaks -- like removing or severely limiting grains -- it'll work close to 100 percent of the time.
You know the basics:
- boost your fish and poultry
- eat plenty of fresh produce
- snack on nuts, and
- limit your red meats.
Now, it's time to put that knowledge to work and get started, so you're no longer living on the edge.
I'll have another diet tip that'll help cut your risk of disease and even death coming up later today -- and you're going to love this one.
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