This One Natural Enzyme Promotes Longevity, Weight Loss and Optimal Health
Did you know there is an enzyme to help promote longevity and to lose weight? Those are just a few of the benefits of an enzyme that is abundant in specific foods.
The Master Cellular Switch AMPK, is an enzyme found in every cell in our body. AMPK promotes longevity factors, such as cell renewal, reduced low-level inflammation, reduced storage of body fat including belly fat, balanced blood sugar, protection from disease and much more.
We lose this enzyme as we age combined with excess calorie intake and a lack of exercise creates a deficiency of AMPK. Numerous studies have been published on the importance of maintaining healthy levels of AMPK.
The benefits of increasing this critical enzyme cannot be overstated, especially if you are over 30. Research has shown that sufficient AMPK can:
- Lower blood sugar
- Extend life span in animal research
- Release stored fat and fat production
- Reduce fat cell inflammation and its weight gain effects such as belly fat
- Create a healthier liver by reducing liver fat
The great news? When AMPK levels are sufficient, the negative health and weight effects are reversed and the potential to add quality years to your life.
To Naturally Increase Your AMPK Levels
- Eat a Low Processed Carb Diet. Follow a diet that primarily focuses on high quality sources of protein and fat and incorporates healthy carbs in the form of fresh vegetables, roots veggies and fruits. This type of diet changes the source of energy from sugar to fat, which stimulates AMPK production on a regular basis.
- Eat Foods that Stimulate AMPK. Grapefruit, garlic, curcumin or turmeric, and peppers.
- Do Short Duration, High Intensity Workouts. The length of time is not important. High intensity interval training or short bursts of intense effort, which causes the heart rate to increase for a brief period are ideal to increase your AMPK.
It is important to note that vital processes in the body are dependent upon enzymatic activity. You can take an AMPK supplement and/or naturally increase it. Either way you are on the road to helping to increase longevity, increase energy, lose body fat and slow the hands of aging.
To Your Good Health!
©2015 DLS HealthWorks, LLC. Lori Shemek, PhD health and weight loss expert and author of How To Fight FATflammation!