The debate rages on.
The debate rages on.
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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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A healthy body won't "spike", it will quickly and tightly regulate BG. A well-composed meal will lower the difficulty level of doing so.
Lots of: urban hiking, cycling, sprinting
Lots of: fresh meat, seafood, eggs, organs, tubers, starchy fruits, low-energy plants, meat fat, dairy fat, oily fruits
Some: cured meat, dairy protein, sweet fruits, rice, peas, tree nuts, oily seeds
Minimal: soy, refined proteins, sugar, liquid carbohydrate, grains, beans, refined oils, peanuts