I am actually going to talk about what is Metabolic Health, why is it important for your overall health, and how you can improve it with olive oil. I started using Leonardo olive oil a few months back and am experiencing the benefits. Over the last decade or so, there has been a sharp rise in non-communicable diseases or NCDs, globally, and statistics clearly indicate that this will only get worse. In the Indian context, there are four NCDs that are true killers, triggered by changes in the way we eat—our diet. These are: cardio vascular diseases, diabetes mellitus, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cancer. So what is the connection between these four NCDs and metabolic health? First, let me explain what is metabolic health. We keep talking about “slow metabolism” and “metabolic rates” all the time. Every cell in our body needs energy to do its job—whether it is delivering timely nutrients to the brain, or pumping oxygen from the lungs to the muscles as you walk briskly, or generating white blood cells in your bone marrow to fight infection. Metabolism is that system which converts calories in our food into energy (blood sugar) to fuel various functions. Our […]
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