The debate rages on.
The debate rages on.
Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.
Some will say not but high levels of glucose in the blood are damaging to blood vessels and organs. Glucose reacts with proteins in the endothelium causing hardening of blood vessels. It is why one of the unfortunate effects of diabetes in necrosis of extremities followed by amputation. For most people glucose isn't a problem as insulin takes care of it if it goes high.
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Modern western diets have lots of glucose spikes that spike quickly and spike large through out a day. This happens everyday and IMO wears out the glucose handling mechanisms of the body.
Slower smaller spikes that happen less frequently are good for the body, the body luvs glucose.
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What is not so good is if your metabolic response is weak. A healthy metabolism will quickly handle this rise in BG and return to basal levels of insulin fairly fast. A type 2 diabetic will have much more problems dealing with the BG rise, insulin will take much longer to deal with it and probably leave some high level of glucose in the blood even after many hours.
So if you are insulin sensitive, no diabetic condition, BG spikes are fine. If you feel funny a couple of hours after ingesting lots of carbs (so-called sugar crash) you may want to go easy on them, prolong inter-prandial time (often called intermittent fasting around here).
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