Paleo Diet Study Results
Here’s some paleo food for thought
In 1997 an insulin index of foods was published, ranking 38 foods on which stimulates higher insulin levels. What do you think causes a larger insulin spike, a large apple and all its sugar, a cup of oatmeal packed with carbs, a cup and a half of white flour pasta, a big bunless burger—no carbs at all, or half of a salmon fillet?
The answer is …watch the video and you may be surprised based upon all the anti-carb talk especially if you follow the paleo food philosophy. Or, keep reading….
They only looked at beef and fish in the paleo diet study reviewed, but subsequent data showed that that there’s no significant difference between the insulin spike from beef, versus chicken or pork—they’re all just as high. Thus, protein- and fat-rich foods may induce substantial insulin secretion. In fact meat protein causes as much insulin release as pure sugar.
Be sure to watch to the end of the study as it also gives some interesting data on paleo diets and response to lipid levels / blood fats.
See more videos on this site on this topic here.
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