Got Pickles?

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For you bread eaters…

Since most of us cannot seem to simply cut bread and refined carbohydrates from our daily lives, we must look for alternatives to deal or counteract the harmful, yet delicious, spikes in both blood glucose and insulin levels.  In a brief description of the infamous crossfit health teeter totter, we have glucogons or our mobilizers of energy and insulin on the other side, which acts as our storage centers. When we eat a heavy carb diet, we get a high insulin response, which over time as the teeter totter continually swings in favor of complete insulin responses we are susceptable to such diseases as hyper insulinism which can ultimately lead to insulin resistance and type II diabetes, exciting!

Back to the issue at hand, since we as avid Zoners or Paleo eaters, already grasp refined carbs as players that wreak havoc on performance and appearance, yet we cant seem to remove them. Thus a short term solution has presented itself, this being vinegar. Through the introduction of vinegar based condiments, ie; pickles, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, and such.  In brevity, if you must eat a sandwich go ahead and throw that oil and vinegar and even some pickles on there, not only are you going to add those omega-3 fats, but the vinegar will act as an inhibitor, limiting the spike in insulin levels and lowering your blood glucose levels over the measurable period. get creative ...

courtesy CrossFit Coronado