twizzle wrote:So, anyone looked at the insulin index (research paper) in preference to looking at GI numbers?
White vs Brown pasta is interesting, the starch is the same but the sugars are quite different (although only a small part of the carb grams) and makes a big difference to the gi numbers without affecting the insulin response. I'm trying to get my head around the numbers... I though blood glucose drove insulin but it's obviously not that simple. If avoiding insulin spikes is as simple as looking at the carbs/sugars numbers on the nutritional info, that makes it fairly easy to avoid foods which are likely to be stored as fat. Or is it dependant on the type of sugar, ie., it's only fructose that won't drive insulin?
What foods spike insulin the most? Well just look at the foods pro bodybuilders NEVER go without. Dairy, whey powder, eggs, fish, beef, chicken etc. Pro bodybuilders don't have insulin yet 99% of them use insulin to help build mass. If you want to be big you MUST have high insulin levels or you will look like one of those skinny fruitarian crew living on fructose with such low levels of insulin they look like a Tour De France rider despite not even being able to ride up a long climb.