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    Senior Member hemants's Avatar
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    Glycemic Index and it's limitations

    According to this link

    Oatmeal is a 70 whereas there are many items which are equal or lower such as

    sponge cake 66
    banana cake with sugar 67
    white spaghetti 59
    instant noodles 67
    jams and marmalades 70
    mars bar 63

    Aside from the fact that most of these have no nutritional value, are they REALLY equally good or better sources of carbs in terms of preventing fat storage?

    Glycemic Index is a measure of the amount of Insulin 1 hour after ingestion.

    Perhaps it is possible that some of these foods have resulted in an insulin peak that has come and subsided in less than an hour?

    Last edited by hemants; 02-01-2002 at 10:06 AM.

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    Geordie The_Chicken_Daddy's Avatar
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    That's weird cause on the same site, i use this link

    BTW the glycemic index is a measure of a rise in blood glucose levels after ingesting carbohydrates, not insulin. That insulin score measures that.

    use the GI as a guideline and not a be-all end-all. Too many factors can influence the GI of a food.
    "Geordie/'d3c:di/n. & adj. Brit colloq. n. 1 a native of Tyneside. 2 the dialect spoken on Tyneside. adj. of or relating to Tyneside, its people, or its dialect. [the name George + -IE]

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    bone crusher
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    gi is useless for foods with simple sugars
    It is useful for comparing complex carbs though

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    anything under 70 for complex carbs good to eat when leaning?

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    its unlike the level of glucose will peak before 1 hour as it will take a while to digest. it may peak under a hour if a small portion of food is consumed. but then thats more to do as, the body can deal with it quickly.

    Foods may take longer to peak if you are dehydrated and eat a big meal as it will take longer for the glucose to reach your blood. so the peak may be flatter, but it will take longer to get their.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.


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