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the most nutrient dense foods for different goals

While a lot of attention is often given to macronutrient balance, quantifying the vitamin and mineral sufficiency of our diet is typically done by guesswork.  This article lists the foods that are highest in amino acids, vitamins, minerals or omega 3 refined to suit people with different goals (e.g. diabetes management, weight loss, therapeutic ketosis […]

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the Goldilocks glucose zone

The body requires somewhere between 160 and 600 calories per day from glucose. This glucose can be sourced both from ingested carbohydrates as well as the glucogenic portion of protein not used for growth and repair. Rather than raising blood glucose immediately, amino acids from protein circulate in the blood until they are required. Excessive […]

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are dairy and red meat uniquely insulinogenic?

The original 1997 paper by Susan Holt et al [1] looking at the food insulin index suggested that dairy and meat proteins may be more insulinogenic than vegetable proteins.  The problem with this study was that 38 data points weren’t really enough to draw a meaningful conclusion. You may have also heard it said that “diary […]

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food insulin index

The initial research into the food insulin index is detailed in a 1997 paper by Susanne Holt et al who tested the insulin demand of thirty eight different foods. [1] The food insulin index of various foods was determined by feeding 1000kJ (or 239 kcal) of a particular food to non-diabetics and measuring the insulin secretion over […]

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