Keto Lie #5: Fat is a ‘Free Food’ because it Doesn’t Elicit an Insulin Response

This is one of the cornerstone beliefs of many low-carb and keto diet subscribers.  Many theorise that because carbohydrates raise insulin, the most and insulin is related to fat storage, eating more carbohydrates will lead to greater body fat storage. Thus, dietary fat should be the primary energy source because it doesn’t impact blood sugar …

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Blood Glucose, Glucagon and Insulin Response to Protein vs Carbs

The food insulin index data indicates that blood sugar and insulin respond to the glucogenic component of protein. [1] A higher protein intake leads to better blood sugar control, increased satiety and reduced caloric intake. Digested amino acids from protein circulate in the bloodstream until they are required for protein synthesis, gluconeogenesis or the production of …

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What is the Difference Between the Glycemic Index, the Insulin Index and Insulin Load?

The glycemic index (GI) compares the rise in blood sugar for a particular food relative to glucose.  The theory goes that it is better to eat low glycemic index carbohydrates that will not raise our blood sugar too much and will take longer to digest. Building on the glycemic index is the concept of glycemic load which …

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