A common issue we see today is pancreatic insufficiency. The pancreas not only makes and excretes the hormones insulin and glucagon for blood sugar management, but it also secretes pancreatin, a mixture of enzymes used to break down the food we eat.
To avoid pancreatic insufficiency, we should avoid overworking our pancreas by not only eating nutrient-dense foods versus nutrient-poor foods which require a lot of work for little gain, but also by managing our blood sugar with diet.
By balancing your blood sugar throughout the day with food, you can avoid unnecessary stimulation of these hormones. When these hormones are over-utilized, over time, the body will reduce their production. This reduction can contribute to numerous health issues.