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Raj
01-12-2003, 08:31 PM
I know that low GI Carbs are better....e.g Brown Rice, Sweet Potatoes, Yams, Oatmeal etc. but what is it that makes them better? ....and why is it that not many people may attention to the GI factor in carbs? Tastewise most low GI carbs suck IMO.......

Thanks

Raj

entrrt
01-12-2003, 11:16 PM
high GI carbs illicit a higher increase("spike") in insulin secretion while low GI carbs illicit a much slower insulin secretion and make you feel "fuller" longer. most here will tell you that they will down a high GI carb post workout to increase the uptake of nutrients/supps. insulin is what helps "drive" the nutrients into the cells. otherwise, do a search before ya get flamed. :)

YatesNightBlade
01-13-2003, 04:29 AM
Entrrt is correct.

Instant energy V's a slower release of energy. Better regulation of blood sugar.

bradley
01-13-2003, 05:41 AM
The above posts are correct but consuming a high GI carb with other foods such as fat and protien will lower the overall affect the high GI food has on insulin levels.

The_Chicken_Daddy
01-13-2003, 10:55 AM
Originally posted by entrrt
high GI carbs illicit a higher increase("spike") in insulin secretion while low GI carbs illicit a much slower insulin secretion and make you feel "fuller" longer. most here will tell you that they will down a high GI carb post workout to increase the uptake of nutrients/supps. insulin is what helps "drive" the nutrients into the cells. otherwise, do a search before ya get flamed. :)

Actually, high GI means it digests quicker, gets into the bloodstream quicker and raises blood sugar levels. The rise in insulin is something that comes because of this, not the food itself.

Some low GI foods actually cause insulin to raise more than you'd expect (see the Insulin Index).

But the gist of your post is sound.

galileo
01-13-2003, 11:00 AM
High Insulin = Low GH


oh the evilness of it all!

bradley
01-13-2003, 01:45 PM
Originally posted by galileo
High Insulin = Low GH


oh the evilness of it all!

many authors refer to it as a double edged sword:ninja:

body
01-13-2003, 02:45 PM
Originally posted by The_Chicken_Daddy


Actually, high GI means it digests quicker, gets into the bloodstream quicker and raises blood sugar levels. The rise in insulin is something that comes because of this, not the food itself.

Some low GI foods actually cause insulin to raise more than you'd expect (see the Insulin Index).

But the gist of your post is sound.

some fatty foods have a higher insulin response but low Gi as low in sugar.
But there is a lot less data on insulin response than GI.

The_Chicken_Daddy
01-13-2003, 03:44 PM
Yeah, the chart is well dodgy.