Briefly discuss the issue before the main functions of this hormone, widely used in the article summarizes “insulin and physiology” Thanks to the effect of insulin.:
Facilitate the passage of glucose from the blood into the cells and therefore has a hypoglycaemic (low blood sugar)
Above the amino acid is facilitated blood cells
He anabolic functions because it stimulates protein synthesis
In the fatty acids is facilitated blood cells
It stimulates the synthesis of fatty acids and inhibits lipolysis
Many of those born in the last years of schemes have been targeted, control of insulin secretion by proper food combinations. Overproduction of this hormone leads to the consumption of large amounts of carbohydrates can lead, in fact, in the long term to develop diseases such as obesity and diabetes (to see why it is so important to maintain the level of blood sugar regularly, I refer to the article: blood sugar and weight loss).
It has all these scare tactics to insulin ears unnecessary generation sports achieved in some cases, concerns. First recall that no insulin to be even dangerous, but the bad habits that cosiddire give a boost to “negative”.
Therefore, it is important not only what we eat, but also what we do during the day. In particular, the body of an athlete is capable of modulating the action of insulin better to repel any negative effects. But we have reached the first base point:
It is true that insulin causes fat
or rather the fact that if the following conditions are met simultaneously:
liver and muscle glycogen stores are saturated -The
You do not take the diet of excess of complex carbohydrates (including) the appropriate amounts of other nutrients (fat and protein) take
-Continue This course instead of sedentary activities that prevent the use of excess blood sugar.
It is true that these conditions often occur in sedentary people who eat poorly, it is also true that almost no athletes in three situations:
Insulin action is useful for athletes
especially after physical activity to supply the body of carbohydrates consumed during exercise. The post-workout meal, in fact, should provide the right amount of simple sugars to cause an insulin spike that restores glycogen.
Recall that in parity carbohydrates consumed oxygen have improved the energy efficiency of fat. Therefore, the more glycogen stores and better the performance of the athletes participating in endurance events (marathon, great background, etc.).
The address must be done for fitness activities and strength
During this activity, the body uses limited amounts of carbohydrates. It follows that a body builder can be found more easily in the three conditions described above.
However, athletes can benefit from these disciplines effect of insulin. Remember that insulin is the anabolic hormone for excellence and facilitate the penetration of fats and carbohydrates in the cell, as it facilitates the entry of proteins.
This explains why after weight training is recommended, carbohydrates with a high glycemic index (like a banana) consume with whey protein. This combination leads to insulin, which facilitates the entry of amino acids into muscle cells, where it is used to repair damaged protein structures and promote anabolism.