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What foods lower an insulin response?

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Created September 09, 2012 at 6:41 PM

I want to eat pancakes made with tapioca flour. I just made them for the first time (with a high percentage of egg and banana in them) and they were good. But my question is, is there a way to buffer the insulin response created by the tapioca flour? Add what? Eat what on the side? More fat?

I'd like to know an answer to this in general so I can plan for meals in the future that may have a higher insulin spike than I'd like.

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on September 09, 2012
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This is what I thought I heard. I wasn't sure where and couldn't find it. Thank you! I will see if we get any other info.

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It doesn't necessarily reduce the Insulin response in-total, but is can cause less of an acute rise in blood glucose, which is going to lead to a more gradual, and possibly lower Insulin response. This is very easily tested by consuming a very starchy carb source (like a large potato) by itself and testing blood sugar at 1 hour and 2 hours after, and then doing the same thing and consume the potato with a lot of fat.

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on September 09, 2012
at 08:02 PM

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I recall hearing from someone that eating a high fat content food before consuming foods that result in a high insulin spike can help in reducing that insulin spike.

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on September 09, 2012
at 08:23 PM

This is what I thought I heard. I wasn't sure where and couldn't find it. Thank you! I will see if we get any other info.

68294383ced9a0eafc16133aa80d1905

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on September 09, 2012
at 08:07 PM

It doesn't necessarily reduce the Insulin response in-total, but is can cause less of an acute rise in blood glucose, which is going to lead to a more gradual, and possibly lower Insulin response. This is very easily tested by consuming a very starchy carb source (like a large potato) by itself and testing blood sugar at 1 hour and 2 hours after, and then doing the same thing and consume the potato with a lot of fat.

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on September 09, 2012
at 07:19 PM

Possibly some cinnamon, or some lime juice (wouldn't go with the pancakes).

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on September 09, 2012
at 07:02 PM

If eating tapioca produces an insulin response, there is little to do except not eat it. I may be wrong but I dont think there is a magic food to inhibit this repsonse to a starch or a carbohydrate.

As I recall, tapioca was fairly tasteless and i had to sweeten whatever i made with it. When I make my paleo pancakes now I use either almond flour or coconut meal with eggs and cinnamon, soak them muthahs in butter after cooking. yum.

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