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This Blood Test FAR More Important than Cholesterol in Determining How Old You Look

This Blood Test FAR More Important than Cholesterol in Determining How Old You Look

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  • New research found that higher glucose levels are associated with a higher perceived age; in other words, the higher your glucose levels, the older you’ll tend to look
  • The fasting insulin test can tell you whether high blood glucose levels have left your body insulin resistant and at risk of accelerated aging, as well as numerous other chronic diseases
  • Your body uses glucose for energy, but foods that keep your blood sugar levels elevated beyond your body’s capacity to use it, and also lead to insulin resistance, are essentially "toxic” – especially when consumed in excess or over a long period of time
  • Avoiding sugar/fructose and grains, while exercising regularly, will keep both your blood glucose and insulin levels low, which is the closest formula for a “fountain of youth” that’s currently known

By Dr. Mercola

Many people over the age of, say, 50 would like to turn back the hands of time and not only feel younger but look younger as well.


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