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In addition, the insulin index determines the insulin response for carbohydrate foods, as well as for protein and fat. This is important because the lactose in dairy products increases insulin production, as does too much fat in food.

According to the Ministry of Health, about 20% of the population suffer from prediabetes – moreover, 74% of people do not know about the existence of this disease. In fact, we are talking about a violation of insulin sensitivity, a hormone necessary for the absorption of carbohydrates from food.

Glucose is a monosaccharide that is part of food (primarily sweets and fruits), as well as obtained from carbohydrate foods during digestion. The hormone insulin is needed to absorb glucose – if not enough, blood sugar levels can rise dangerously.

Insulin is a hormone that regulates carbohydrate metabolism in the human body. In fact, it is responsible for converting the energy of carbohydrates into energy for the needs of metabolism. Insulin also affects the processes of storing and releasing calories from energy depots.

Glycogen is the muscle (and liver) store of carbohydrates used as the primary source of energy during exercise. The source of glycogen is glucose consumed with food (or with sports drinks).