Saturday, April 13, 2013

Glucagon, Dietary Protein, and Low-Carbohydrate Diets

If we really want to eat low-insulin foods, the first thing to do is look up which foods actually elevate insulin following a meal.

The data, published in a paper titled "An Insulin Index of Foods", may surprise you.

[This paper is free access. -]

According to the paper, the five lowest-insulin foods tested were (from lowest to highest) peanuts, eggs, bran cereal, white or brown pasta, and grain porridge. Doesn't sound very low carb, does it?