As you go about organizing your healthy eating plan, whether you have Type 2 diabetes or not, it’s important you pay close attention to your insulin sensitivity levels. Those who have reduced insulin sensitivity are far more likely to see a fat gain, especially in their abdominal area. Their body has a preference to store the glucose (carbohydrates) they consume, rather than to use it up as a fuel source.
In contrast, those who have enough insulin sensitivity are often leaner, more athletic, and can lower their risk factor for Type 2 diabetes as well. Sounds like a pretty good deal, right?
Insulin sensitivity is going to be largely dependent on the eating plan and exercise program you follow. But there are two supplements to help you push things in the right direction. Let’s look at what these two supplements are so you can consider adding them to your approach…
1. Fish Oil. The first supplement that can help increase insulin sensitivity is fish oil. Fish oil is going to provide you with the necessary omega-3 fatty acids, which many people currently fall short of including in their eating plan. Omega-3 fatty acids are needed to ensure your cells respond to insulin as well as for some other health reasons such as…
- decreasing heart disease,
- improving your immune system,
- fostering a healthier mind, and
- boosting your mood
to name just a few.
If you aren’t eating a few servings of salmon or other sources rich in omega-3 fatty acids each week, you’d be wise to start taking fish oil on a regular basis.
Three to six capsules per day could have a significant influence on your insulin sensitivity.
2. CLA. Another supplement you might want to consider if you are looking to improve insulin sensitivity is CLA, which stands for conjugated linoleic acid. CLA is a particular fatty acid found in meat and dairy products that once again, many people aren’t getting enough of. To get this fatty acid from those two foods, you need to be eating very high-quality products from grass-fed cows. If you eat grain fed, the CLA content will be virtually none. As this does come with a price tag, many people forgo it and opt for grain fed instead.
Adding a CLA supplement can help give you this important fatty acid that can…
- improve your insulin sensitivity,
- strengthen your heart,
- boost your immune system, and
- may also help increase the rate of fatty acid release from the body fat tissues.
In the long run, this could go on to assist you with your fat burning efforts.
So there are two key supplements you may want to give some thought to if you are hoping to improve your insulin sensitivity. Use these along with making smart changes to your workout and eating plan.