Post by Emily White
Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that has important effects on the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and protein by promoting the absorption of particularly, glucose from the blood into fat, liver and skeletal muscle cells. Insulin is coined the ‘fat storage hormone’ and therefore tends to get a bad rap, however there is no denying the importance of insulin in order to shuttle vital nutrients into cells (like protein and glycogen into muscles). Insulin secretion isn’t the problem- chronically elevated and insulin resistance is. This brings us to dairy and the effect it has on insulin response.