The brain normally only uses blood sugar in the form of glucose. However, people suffering from insulin resistance have impaired cellular uptake of blood sugar, causing an energy shortage of the brain. According to a recent Israeli study, insulin resistance may speed up impairment of the cognitive functions that include the ability to think, speak, and solve problems. Because insulin resistance is an early stage of type-2 diabetes that spreads like an epidemic, there is every reason in the world to start preventing or treating this condition. A few dietary adjustments combined with a blood sugar-regulating trace element may do the trick.
"I no longer have the urge to eat sweets and to snack in between meals," says Ana Ferreira, who has been helped tremendously by her daily chromium supplement that was recommended by her friend, who is a doctor.
It feels kind of as if someone has pressed a button that has turned off Ana Ferreira's desire for sweets. She just doesn't have the urge to eat sugary foods any more.
"Before, I would eat a lot of cake and candy but now I only eat dark chocolate and I am down to one cup of coffee a day, which is nothing compared with earlier," Ana tells.