Insulin Resistance and Mental Health

Insulin is a crucial hormone that enables glucose to enter cells and provide energy for their functioning. Insufficient insulin secretion leads to diabetes, which can cause severe health consequences. The pancreas produces insulin, which is secreted in higher amounts when the glucose level in the blood is high. Insulin resistance occurs when cells, muscles, and the liver do not respond well to insulin, increasing blood sugar levels. Although insulin resistance typically has no symptoms, it can be related to being overweight or obese. Therefore, it is essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle to prevent insulin resistance and manage diabetes.

So, let’s get to know about how insulin resistance affects our mental health; many people who are affected by mood disorders are not aware that blood sugar is the actual culprit. In 2017, prospective research found that there is a positive relationship between blood sugar levels and mental health disorders.

Women are at higher risk due to insulin resistance as it affects their menstrual cycle, which leads to lots of mental and physical illness. They need assistance to be aware that their body and mind are healthy.
In many homes, suitable mothers, wives, and sisters are affected by these, but those are unaware of themselves and others; we may call it mood swings and other stuff and leave them without taking care of them.

So, here are the tips to follow to avoid insulin resistance and maintain psychological well-being.

Ongoing stress causes a person to stimulate nutrient breakdown and increase blood sugar levels.


1. Getting more sleep helps you increase insulin resistance. In an internet world, we all make mistakes, like sleeping with a phone and waking with the phone, but the quality of our sleep is questionable. So, let’s avoid sleepless nights and have a healthy and happy night’s sleep.

2. Shake the body and make the change to avoid insulin resistance. Exercise or physical activity can help us stimulate mood, prevent insulin resistance, and balance body weight.

3. Eating more fibre, especially soluble fibre, helps you lose weight. Soluble fibre is found in oats, peas, beans, apples, citrus fruits, carrots, and barley. Using those fruits and vegetables to make tastier and healthier food helps us feel full and energised and allows us to lose weight.

4. Cutting down on carbs and reducing sugar intake helps to lower the body’s blood sugar level and makes the insulin job easier.

Consider trying some of the suggestions in this article to help decrease your insulin resistance and lower your risk of disease, but be sure to talk with a physical and mental healthcare professional before making changes.

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