I make my carbs (safe white rice and sweet potato) low GI by eating them with plenty of fat and protein.
When I used to eat unsafe carbs (as recommended in that article) in a similar fashion (wholegrain rice, whole corn, chickpeas, lentils, beans) I got a lot more inflammation. I wasn't eating much sugar, fruit or refined carbs before I went primal, and I wasn't eating so much fat as I am now.
Thus I've reduced inflammation essentially by eliminating harmful lectins, phytates and other anti-nutrients. I've only lowered my carb intake by about 30%.
The results of that first study may well be valid - but all they prove is that very unhealthy people get a bit less unhealthy and inflamed in the short term by simply switching from refined grains to wholegrains. In the long run, though, they are likely to gradually build up intolerances to the wholegrains which will drive their inflammation back up.
We can all do much better than that.
Last edited by paleo-bunny; 01-20-2012 at 04:56 AM.
F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.