What Kind of Oxidizer Are You?

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What Kind of Oxidizer Are You?

Last time we talked about the 3 different kinds of oxidizers – fast, slow and balanced.

Today, we’ll go talk about those a little more.

Fast oxidizers burn through the nutrients in their food very rapidly.

The carb content is broken down to glucose and released into their blood almost at once.

This sudden increase in blood sugar triggers a rapid release of large amounts of insulin to clean away excess sugar, which is stored as fat in your cells.

The more carb content in your food, the more energy will be available to your body right away, and the greater the chance it won’t be needed and be stored as fat.

Insulin is a quick and effective blood-cleaner, and the leaps and falls in blood sugar levels that result from fast oxidation lead to the sugar crash effect.

For a fast oxidizer, foods with high carb ratios cause fatigue and carb cravings, as well as promote fat storage.

Fast oxidizers should eat foods with more proteins and fats in order to slow down their rate of oxidation and insulin release.

Slow oxidizers burn through the nutrients in their food slowly and don’t release glucose from carbohydrates into their blood quickly enough, which means they don’t get converted into glucose, and energy production and availability are delayed.

A slow oxidizer should eat foods with higher ratios of carbs, because protein and fat slow the rate of oxidation and energy production even further.

Balanced oxidizers fall right in between the two.

They require foods that have equal quantities of protein, fat, and carbs in order to optimally process, produce, and use the energy from their food.

Now that we’ve defined the different metabolic types, you’re probably wondering how you’re supposed to know which one you are.

Don’t worry – there’s a test we’ll do in the next post, and all you need is a pencil and paper.

The test is made up of a series of detailed questions on everything from the food you crave to the dryness of your skin.

The questions cover such a wide range because scientists now believe metabolic type is wired right into a part of your central nervous system that controls lots of other functions in your body.

Consequently, if you take a closer look at some of the functions in your own own body, they will shed light on your particular oxidative type and help you pinpoint your specific nutritional needs.

We’ll do the test in the next post.

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