I can't seem to find an answer to a question I'm mulling around in my mind.
Anyone have any insight?
Here it goes:
When on a low carb diet, often times you will convert protein into glucose through a process called gluconeogenesis.
So even if you're not directly eating glucose, you will most likely "manufacture" it through protein.
Will this extra glucose increase insulin in your blood?
Theoretically I would think it would... But I can't seem to find any information on it.
This is interesting to me because it seems that even if you are trying to minimize blood sugar, and/or insulin... you may not be able to directly influence it as much as you think you can.
But maybe gluconeogenesis happens at a slow enough rate where it keeps insulin/glucose levels constant and low.
Maybe that's one of the big benefits of low carbs. Not that you don't have carbs in your system, but that it slows down the rate of glucose being put into your system.
And maybe that's why eating fruit is better than a soda because of the extra fiber that slows absorption.
Anyhow, I'm going a bit off topic here.
But does anyone know how Gluconeogenesis effects insulin levels?