The more I study my interest in paleo, the more I hit up against insulin and the more I read about insulin and its implication in so many disease states, the more I am convinced that the over-production of insulin is villain in the piece. I am also convinced that it is the abandonment of an a genetically optimal way of life that causes this over -production or hyperinsulinaemia.
I find it compelling that my clients, being the group that they are, often exhibit the disease states that may have an insulin component, whether it be high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome or simple straight forward obesity. When I think about what they tell me about their families I see yet more insulin implicated conditions. Remember, you can consume far too much carbohydrate and not be fat and you can have normal fasting blood glucose and still have hyperinsulinaemia.
If you are not sure what an excess of insulin over a long period of time could do to your health, here is a post from Tuit Nutrition. It may make you think about changing your breakfast cornflakes for bacon and eggs.