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Why in the last few years is so much noise about Low Glycemic Food List? And what it means that some foods have low glycemic index when the others have high glycemic index?
I decided to show you quick explanation from glycemicindex.com which is one of major sites about Glycemic Index (IG). You can read there:
“What is the Glycemic Index?”
Not all carbohydrate foods are created equal, in fact they behave quite differently in our bodies. The glycemic index or GI describes this difference by ranking carbohydrates according to their effect on our blood glucose levels. Choosing low GI carbs – the ones that produce only small fluctuations in our blood glucose and insulin levels – is the secret to long-term health reducing your risk of heart disease and diabetes and is the key to sustainable weight loss.”
Ok, so we can understand that if we avoid all of the foods with high IG we will stay healthy and lean…hmm, I am afraid this is not so easy. In fact this is simply not true! Glycemic Index (GI) have nothing to do with obesity and CHD (coronary heart disease), cancer etc.
For exemple: you can eat only foods (source of carbohydrates) with low GI, but when you mix up these foods with proteins or fats your insulin level can rise even about 800%. Is that bad for you? No, but only if it happens every once in a while.
So how can you limit situations like this? You can do this by limiting your intake of carbohydrates to 20-100 grams per day.
“So as YOU Can See Knowledge of Low Glycemic Food List or GI is Not Enough, GI is Incomplete Concept”
And that’s why is not working properly and in some cases is dangerous for some people. Again, if you want to keep your insulin level low cut carbohydrates intake, this is the key to success, forgot about “Glycemic index misconception”.
(Authors of GI trying to find ideal remedy for obesity and diabetes but there is no need for that. Perfect solution for health problems is known very well…and this is natural Human Diet)
What is really important is how many and what kind of carbohydrates you eat (natural or manmade), what fat and proteins and how many of them, how many vitamins and minerals and how many enzymes you eat.
Very important is how many hours of exercise you do weekly and what kind of exercise is it, etc.
Low Glycemic Food List or generally speaking Glycemic Index (GI) is next ineffective innovation right after food pyramid promoted by World Health Organization (WHO).
This is exactly the same story like about saturated fats, there is no single piece of evidence that Glycemic Index is something what we really need, and to be honest we don’t need GI at all.
We don’t need GI or any other different “measure system”.
We have lots of incredibly good studies made by scientist in XVIII, XIX and XX century.
People like Weston Price, Wolfgang Lutz, Edward Howell, Francis M. Pottenger, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Gregory Ellis, Herman Taller, William Banting, Stephen Phinney, Jeff Volek and many more from all over the world proved that the best diet for us is encoded in our genes.
“Are YOU Wondering What Kind of Diet is That? Diet Based Only on Natural Products of Course”
And since honey (with his high GI…) is natural that means is it good for you. No one should try to change nature; we are the part of it and always will be. There are no doctors or scientists better than nature.
Nature is your only one and the best one doctor and teacher.Why should you stop to eat honey? Honey have high IG and so what? Honey is one of the best natural products, and thanks God is still available to us.
Our ancestors ate honey and they were very healthy and strong, wild tribes eat honey and they are much healthier than we are.
So where is the problem?
First problem is with quantities of carbohydrates we eat. Next problem is with quality of carbohydrates we eat
Even if you eat carbohydrates from Low Glycemic Food List you still can get sick and fat. All of carbohydrates you eat are converted in to glucose, no matter if they have low IG or high IG, level of insulin in your body will increase after each meal containing carbohydrates.
If you are diabetic you should simply stop eat carbohydrates, this is the only way to “regulate” your broken hormonal system. Foods from Low Glycemic Food List will not do it, they even will make things worse.
People with diabetes should keep carbohydrates intake as low as possible, which means about 20-50 grams of carbohydrates per day (Sometimes almost 0 grams!).
If you are trying to lose some weight (fat, not muscles of course!) you should eat no more than 100 grams of carbohydrates per day. Why am I so sure that this is the one and only good way to amazing health and firm body? because this is natural way.
Doctor Wolfgang Lutz studied thousands of patients in his 50 years career and concluded that intake of carbohydrates around 72 grams per day is the best for us; the rest of energy should come from meat and fats.
This is exactly how wild tribe’s diet looks like. Mostly they eat between 20-150 grams of carbohydrates per day.
Low carbohydrate diet will help you decrease your high blood pressure
You don’t need any Low Glycemic Food List or High glycemic Food List and you don’t need to know any GIycemic Index stuff. Only one thing you need to know is that high intake of processed carbohydrates will make you sick.
That’s why you should try to eat fewer carbohydrates and more proteins and fats, exactly how our ancestors did.
“What About Quality of Carbohydrates? Here Things are Very Simple…”
All of natural carbohydrates are good. Sources of carbohydrates like vegetables and fruits are generally healthy and they deserve to be in your menu.
But keep in mind that some of fruits contains high dose of carbohydrates and if you want to lose weight is better if you limit them to 2 or 3 per day (this subject is clearly explained by Dr. Gregory Ellis).
Is better to eat vegetables, especially green ones (they are rich in minerals and vitamins).
(There is separate section about diet for losing weight, you will find there all of the information you need to get health and body right from your dreams.)
So as you can see Low Glycemic Food List and all noise around GI (glycemic index) is useless. In fact many of natural products have low GI when the others have high GI, but both groups of products are healthy!
So what is the conclusion? Glycemic Index or Low Glycemic Food List is not a good solution for obesity and diabetes.
The truth is that GI is causing misunderstanding. Use of foods from Low Glycemic Food List can be dangerous in some cases of diabetes.
(For diabetics the most important is to keep carbohydrates really low, but this is much bigger issue which is covered in other section).
If you up to 40 years old, you need only about 8 months with Low Carbohydrate Diet to lower your blood cholesterol level. If you are about 40-60 years old or older your cholesterol level will decrease only slightly. But don’t worry about this because low cholesterol level in age 60 and more can is sign of big problems! Cholesterol is one of the strongest anti-inflammatory factors in your organism; probably that’s why older people, sportsman’s and many people after accidents have higher levels of cholesterol.
If you like to, you can eat and drink all carbohydrates you want but only from natural sources. On the other hand keep away from processed ones like bread, pasta, rice etc. Eat no more than 100 grams of carbohydrates per day and you will stay healthy and beautiful longer than you think.
You don’t need to give up honey, watermelon, dates, pumpkin, resins and other tasty and healthy dried fruits only because they have high glycemic index. These foods are with us for townsends of years and they are healthy, not like many foods from Glycemic Index and Low Glycemic Food List which are only about 20 years old.
Don’t worry about Low Glycemic food List. You don’t need to learn this long list, just keep eye on quantity and quality of carbohydrates you eat and everything will be fine.
At last I would like to show you High and Low Glycemic Food List. You can notice that many of high GI foods are manmade; these foods are the worst what you can eat.
On the other hand some of high GI foods are very healthy for example: honey, watermelon, raisins.Low GI foods list contains mostly good stuff but rice, breads, soy and pastas are not good choice and should not be eaten.
Remember the most important thing is to keep carbohydrates intake low (the best is 70-100 grams per day, Dr.Lutz and C.B.Allan). Next essential step is to choose only natural carbohydrates (no matter how high or low GI they have).