Metabolic health is a broad term that encompasses many different health markers. The most important of these are your blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar. Good metabolic health means that these four markers are within a healthy range, without the use of medication. That said, there are many other factors, like your food choices, metabolism, microbiome, exercise, sleep, stress, age, sex, genes, and mental health that can impact your overall metabolic health. It’s often been said that the devil is in the details, and the state of your metabolic health is no exception. The daily choices we make largely shape our metabolic health.
In general, America’s metabolic health is poor. Roughly 88% of Americans have some type of metabolic dysfunction. But the good news is that your daily choices have a profound impact on the direction your metabolic health is headed, and those are 100% within your control.
Metabolic Health And Your Body
You probably noticed that none of the markers for good metabolic health listed above included weight. That’s because weight does not necessarily indicate how metabolically healthy you are. In fact, metabolic health is often heavily influenced by just one thing: sugar.
When your metabolic health is in its prime, your body is able to efficiently break down and process food in such a way as to promote healthy immune function. Poor metabolic health is also associated with slow brain functioning, energy, mood, skin health, and fertility.
Sugar, as it turns out, has a huge impact on all of the main markers of good metabolic health. If you want to improve your metabolic health, focus on making choices that keep your glucose levels stable. And here’s why that matters. When you eat too much sugar, it throws off the delicate balance of the way your body can process food. Excess glucose will tax your body’s metabolism and eventually lead to excess glucose circulating in your bloodstream and cells. Not only will your body have trouble using the extra glucose effectively to support bodily functions, but it also causes inflammation.
How To Improve Metabolic Health
Metabolic health can be improved by making choices that keep your glucose levels in a stable, healthy range. Much of metabolic dysfunction is related to the way we process sugar. By changing the daily choices you make, the internal, but microscopic, mechanics that are converting fat and glucose into energy will become more efficient. Take steps today to improve your metabolic health by incorporating a few of these metabolically smart choices.
Eat From The Rainbow
Work towards a goal of eating 30 different plant foods each week in a variety of colors. High-fiber diets based on unprocessed fruits and vegetables are easy for your digestive system to process and glean energy from. They also contain essential vitamins and minerals that are necessary for healthy metabolic functioning.
Cut Out Sugary Foods And Drinks
Just like eating from the rainbow will give your body that right kind of energy to process, loading down your digestive system with drinks and food laden with processed and artificial sugar will cause metabolic dysfunction. Too much of your body’s time and energy will go to processing and storing an excess of glucose, which could lead to chronic inflammation and the breakdown of bodily functions.
Eat Foods That Improve The Processing Of Glucose
Eating high-fiber plant foods like seeds, nuts, legumes, and whole grains will give your body the right foods to fuel optimal bodily functions and metabolism.
Feed Your Microbiome
Going hand in hand with eating easy-to-digest foods, making sure that your microbiome is healthy and active also goes a long way to making sure that your metabolic health is in tip-top shape. Eating fermented foods like yogurt, aged cheeses, kimchi, kefirs, and sauerkraut will replenish the healthy bacteria in your gut responsible for breaking down and harvesting nutrients.
Avoid Environmental Toxins That Disrupt Metabolic Function
Studies show that metabolic-disrupting chemicals like BPA (found in plastics) and Dioxins (chemicals released by burning coal, wood, and garbage) will make it harder for your body to process sugar and fat.
Stress can lead to a whole host of problems, and over time it can affect how your body processes glucose. This can lead to possible weight gain as stress may accompany overeating and digestion problems.
Get Quality Sleep
Not getting enough good-quality sleep can have a significant impact on your metabolic health. Poor sleeping habits can alter how efficiently your body processes glucose and directs the hormones involved in regulating your metabolism.
Regular exercise can have a dramatic effect on your metabolic health. Not only does it release endorphins to help with your mood and sleep better at night, it also keeps your metabolism running at its peak rate.
Take a Dietary Supplement
While there are many daily choices you can make to improve your metabolic health, a dietary supplement could be the crowning feather in your hat. Taking a dietary supplement like Xyngular Advanced X, will give your body vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that will help you maintain good metabolic health.*
Foods That Help Or Hinder Metabolic Health
As metabolic health is directly related to the food that you eat, it makes sense to differentiate between foods that help or hinder your metabolic health.
Foods To Avoid (H3)
Avoid foods that are high in processed sugar, artificial sugar, or fat. These foods will clog up your digestive system and cause it to overwork and may lead to disease and chronic inflammation. That said, there is evidence to suggest that a small amount of healthy fats, like olive oil and avocado, actually improve your metabolic health.
Foods To Eat (H3)
Eat unprocessed foods (organic if you can) that have high fiber content, like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. Also incorporate more fermented foods, like yogurt, into your diet to replenish your microbiome with the good bacteria that helps break down food.
Metabolic Health–More Than Just A Number On The Scale
We know how difficult it is to stay on top of your metabolic health in this fast-paced environment. It takes time to improve your metabolic health, but every choice you make–whether it’s giving yourself a bedtime or making better food choices–will go a long way toward getting your metabolic health on an upward trend.
One of your first steps towards improving your metabolic health should be adding a dietary supplement like Xyngular Advanced X. Xyngular products are clinically proven and our ingredients are cultivated with care. The Xyngular Advanced X kit is designed to work with your metabolism and deliver real results you can see and feel. This kit includes two powerhouse products, Complete Collagen and Complete Probiotic for digestive support. We know that metabolic health comes down to more than just a number on the scale; it’s about improved overall health, and Xyngular is your trusted digestive partner to bring about real and lasting metabolic change.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.