In your intestines, roughage binds water, making your stool bulkier and pressing on the wall of the intestines, which stimulates bowel movement and helps eliminate waste products more efficiently. Scientific studies have shown that high-fibre foods lower blood sugar levels in diabetics by slowing the rate at which carbohydrates are absorbed from the intestine into the blood. Helpful bacteria in your large intestine live on soluble fibres; they decompose them almost completely to shortchain fatty acids.
The real story is that the number, size, and density of cholesterol particles in your blood (LDL-P and HDL-P) are far better predictors of heart disease risk. The best way to measure your heart disease risk through LDL cholesterol is to measure the number of LDL particles in your blood, or LDL-P, which you never get checked unless you have a fancy test called a lipid nuclear magnetic resonance test – or NMR test for short. You can look at particle size.  As a general rule (this is NOT always the case, however), the larger the LDL particles, for a given LDL-C, the fewer the particles (which is what we want). Below is graph of my overall change in changes in HDL-C, LDL-C, and TG, along with the ratio of my TG to HDL-C, based on the “standard” cholesterol panel.
As I stated above, a better marker of risk with respect to LDL is particle number, LDL-P – the fewer particles, the better; and you can estimate this by measuring particle size, or through concentration of ApoB.
Unfortunately, I only started doing regular VAP testing about a year ago, over one year into my “experiment” of progressive carbohydrate restriction.  Hence, I can’t show my progress as longitudinally with VAP as I can with standard cholesterol testing.

Below is figure showing the change in my VAP panel over a seven month period, between January and July 2011.
Keep in mind how my diet changed between January and July – I reduced carbohydrate intake from approximately 150 grams per day of “good” carbs to less than 50 grams per day.  I also increased, dramatically, my intake of fat, including saturated fats. Despite the amount of time I’ve expended on explaining all of these nuances of “cholesterol” numbers, I am not entirely convinced that I am healthier today because my cholesterol numbers are better.  I wonder if I’m healthier today because of something else, and that whatever else is making me healthier is also correcting my cholesterol problem? If I had to guess what is really making me healthier today, besides being less fat, I believe it is the combination of how sensitive I’ve become to insulin and how much less inflammation I have in my body, especially in and around my arteries. As I mentioned above, findings #1, 2, and 4 are almost universal in folks who abandon carbohydrates, while finding #3 is somewhat variable.
Which of these is most important?  This is an obvious and important question, but one I don’t really know the answer to (nor does anyone else, for that matter).  If I had to guess, I believe observation #4 is the most important because insulin resistance is the underpinning of metabolic syndrome.
People have said things to me like, “Well it’s great that you’ve reduced your risk of all diseases associated with metabolic syndrome, but wouldn’t it be funny if you got hit by a car tomorrow!”  All kidding aside, this misses the point. High fibre foods protect you against constipation and colon cancer and reduce your cholesterol levels. This has the benefit that any carcinogenic substances also spend less time in contact with the intestinal wall.

These serve the mucous membranes of the large intestine as an energy supply and help to maintain the barrier function against damaging bacteria.
Well, there are two: what can I actually measure that predicts my risk of heart disease, and how does diet affect these these things I can measure? Basically it’s a test to measure how much insulin a person needs to keep their glucose level constant, despite the addition of glucose.  The less insulin one requires, the more insulin sensitive one is.
So remember to eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day and as many wholegrain products as you can.Dietary fibre, or roughage, is the fibrous part of fruit, vegetables and cereals that your body can’t digest or absorb, so that it arrives undigested in your colon. Hint: If you want to change from a low-fibre to a high-fibre diet, it’s not a good idea to switch overnight. Some are water-soluble, such as inulin and pectin, found mainly in fruit and vegetables, others are insoluble like cellulose and lignin, mainly found in cereals and cereal products. Make sure you drink around 1.5 or 2 litres of water a day, so that the fibre swells up as it needs to do.

Symptoms of developing type 2 diabetes
Hypoglycemia 12 year old uzi
Blood sugar level 0.5 mg
Normal glucose levels not fasting punishment


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