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Darjan
11-07-2014, 04:44 AM
It says that food with low gl index is better because it causes lower level of insulin. When the insulin is at lower level, testosterone is secreting better and there is more quality rest. Also i read that energy from complex carbo hidrats are released during the long period of time and it doesnt instantly increase high level of insulin. Potato is great complex carbo hidrat but with high gl index. What will happen with insulin because complex carbs need long time to absorbe and doesnt increase insulin instantly but on the other side tehe is very high level of gl index?

Mrpb
11-07-2014, 04:53 AM
Unless you suffer from poor insulin sensitivity you won't need to worry about GI.

Here's a good article by Alan Aragon: The Truth about the Glycemic Index
http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/understanding-glycemic-index

SuffolkPunch
11-07-2014, 04:55 AM
Insulin is not your enemy if you have a normal glucose metabolism. It simply responds the total amount of carbohydrate (and protein) that you put in your facehole.

Speed of digestion and rate of insulin production means very little. Perhap you will feel hungry again sooner from eating fast digesting foods but if you are serious about your goal you should be regulating your own calorie intake so there is no issue.

snorkelman
11-07-2014, 05:23 AM
At your age you should realize that there is a lot of bad info out there. Lots of popular media perpetuate myths and use scare tactics to sell magazines and newspapers and to get you to watch the next segment of Dr. Oz.

Take a read here: Insulin...an Undeserved Bad Reputation (http://weightology.net/weightologyweekly/?page_id=319)

bartolomei
11-07-2014, 05:39 AM
It says that food with low gl index is better because it causes lower level of insulin. When the insulin is at lower level, testosterone is secreting better and there is more quality rest. Also i read that energy from complex carbo hidrats are released during the long period of time and it doesnt instantly increase high level of insulin. Potato is great complex carbo hidrat but with high gl index. What will happen with insulin because complex carbs need long time to absorbe and doesnt increase insulin instantly but on the other side tehe is very high level of gl index?

From the blood glucose levels viewpoint, dividing carbohydrates to simple and complex is obsolete, because it became evident that some simple carbs can be absorbed slowly and some complex carbs fast.

http://www.glycemicindex.com/
Glycemic index of some simple carbs: glucose = 100, sucrose ~60, lactose = 46, fructose = 23, tagatose = 3.
Glycemic index of some complex carbs: oatmeal porridge ~80, cornmeal porridge ~70, wheat bread ~70, potatoes = 50-90, beans 25-50