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How Carbohydrate Sensitivity Can Affect Your Health

It can be frustrating if you are living a healthy life with a balanced diet and exercise but are still struggling to lose weight. You see others eating the same or more than you but yet you are the one struggling to keep the weight off. One of the causes of this struggle could be a carbohydrate sensitivity. In this article, we will explain what a carbohydrate sensitivity is, what sort of symptoms to watch out for, and what can be done to help you manage and treat this sensitivity.

What is Carbohydrate Sensitivity?

Carbohydrates are found in foods that contain starches and sugars and they are an essential part of a healthy and balanced diet. Typically, when carbs are consumed, the body breaks those carbs down into glucose. This is then used to fuel your body’s cells. However, each person has a unique carbohydrate tolerance level and some people aren’t able to process carbs effectively. A limited ability to process carbs is known as carbohydrate sensitivity.

Some symptoms that typically signal a carbohydrate sensitivity include bloating, gas, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, an intense craving for carbs, and difficulty with maintaining a healthy weight. This sensitivity can often lead to obesity and even type 2 diabetes.

What Causes a Carbohydrate Sensitivity?

A carbohydrate sensitivity can be caused and encouraged by your lifestyle. This can include your diet, activity level, and even your weight. However, genes also have a big impact on whether or not you have a predisposition to carbohydrate sensitivity. Some bodies are just not adept at processing carbs from the get-go. If you have family members that suffer from type 2 diabetes and obesity then it could very well be that they are and you could be sensitive to carbohydrates.

A Carbohydrate Sensitivity Diet

There are certain medications and injections that can treat carbohydrate sensitivity. However, one of the best ways that one can manage and treat a carbohydrate sensitivity is to make lifestyle changes. This will include increasing your level of exercise if you live a sedentary lifestyle and changing your diet.

When it comes to diet, it will typically require you to decrease the number of carbs you consume and therefore you should stick to a low-carb diet. It is best to consult a medical professional or dietician when shifting to a low-carb diet. They will ensure that your diet remains balanced while cutting down on the number of daily carbs you consume.

The first step to treating a carbohydrate sensitivity and living a healthier life is to determine whether or not you are sensitive to carbs. Geneway has a genetic test that can determine whether or not you have such a sensitivity. This test can be done in the comfort of your own home and you will be able to consult a medical professional to discuss our results once they have been confirmed.

Contact Geneway to find out more about the GENEDIET test or order a test online.

 

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