View Full Version : will cocoa spike insulin?

05-30-2006, 06:38 PM
will cocoa mixed with water (no sugar) spike insulin?

i know cocoa has no sugar, but i though i would make sure...

anybody know?

05-30-2006, 07:20 PM
Maltodextrin and dextrose are what you want to be looking for in the ingredients.

05-30-2006, 08:53 PM
Anytime you eat carbs OR protein you illicit an insulin response.

To achieve an actual insulin spike you need a major load of sugar in a short time and generally on an empty stomach.

Like for me 120 grams of dextrose & maltodextrin.

Saint Patrick
05-30-2006, 08:55 PM
Plain Cocoa powder without sugar will not spike insulin.