In this monthly article, we’ll sum up our favorite stories, research, podcasts, and videos—from Levels and elsewhere—across metabolic health.
Four Top Stories on Metabolic Insights:
The 10 best vitamins and supplements to consider for optimal metabolic health
Discover the vitamins, minerals, and supplements that research shows may help improve metabolic health. Plus: the ones you can probably skip.Read the Article
What to know about cooking with fats and oils
Fats can either fight or promote inflammation and insulin resistance. Here’s how to select ones that add flavor and nutrients and benefit your health.Read the Article
5 low-carb ice creams less likely to spike your blood sugar
Creamy and satisfying, these pints use natural sweeteners less likely to trigger blood sugar spikes or impair metabolic health.Read the Article
How diet can help lower inflammation
Chronic inflammation is at the root of several metabolic conditions, but eating the right foods can help avoid and reduce it.Read the Article
Three Research Studies That Caught Our Eye
Study suggests possible link between artificial sweeteners and heart disease
tl;dr: An extensive online survey showed an association between artificial sweetener use and risk of cardiovascular disease (e.g., heart attack and stroke) among 103,388 French adults.
(Medical Xpress) (Original Study)
Screen time and the risk of metabolic syndrome among children and adolescents: A systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis
tl;dr: Assessing data from seven studies of children and adolescents, researchers found that, for every two hour increase in screen time, the odds of developing metabolic syndrome rose by 29%.
(Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Disease)
Four Things to Watch and Listen To
Levels member and “health ninja” Dave Phillips on how he supercharged his prostate cancer recovery through diet and lifestyle changes.
Serious Keto explores the theory that, by freezing and toasting bread, you can change how your body responds to its carbs.