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Digestion, Health and Nutrition

Insulins Role in Fat Storage

Insulin does something else with glucose besides storing it as glycogen. It will store any excess calories you eat at a meal as fat. Calories that cannot be used within an hour or so after eating are stored in your body fat as triglycerides.

Insulin is a fat storage hormone. Insulin’s role in fat storage is likely a throwback to our past when food in winter wasn’t always a sure thing. A person could depend on their fat reserves to get them through thin times. In today’s times of plenty, we don’t need to have as much in our fat store as we once did and by consuming more than we can use up in an hour we end up carrying around a spare tire draining us of our much needed energy.