Find out what “skinny fat” body composition means
Appearing slender does not necessarily mean you are healthy, as excessive body fat on the inside while having low muscle mass is a risk factor for chronic diseases. This is known as “skinny fat” or TOFI. Asians tend to have more belly fat due to genetic differences and may develop diabetes at a lower BMI than Europeans. Consuming high glycemic carbohydrates spikes blood sugar and promotes fat storage, but using Palatinose™ can improve body composition and address belly fat.4
Blood glucose and gut microbes.
Did you know that your gut microbes as well as your blood sugar level can beneficially influence your immune system in COVID-19 times? At the BENEO-Institute, we looked at this phenomenon a bit closer.3