Well I wouldn't use "carbs" and "grains" interchangeably. Grains are packed with unique inflammatory compounds unrelated to their glucose content. It's true that glucose can be a stressor when we abuse it (i.e. eating junk starch between meals) but it's never a foreign invader per se.
Originally Posted by splunky
Best experiment: strictly avoid seed foods and include 1 serving of tuber, squash, or plantain with meals and 1 sweet fruit for dessert and check the results. Very few people should experience BG problems doing this once the allergens are out of the equation.
Lots of: urban hiking, cycling, sprinting
Lots of: fresh meat, seafood, eggs, organs, tubers, starch fruits, vegetables, meat fat, dairy fat, oil fruits
Some: cured meat, dairy protein, sweet fruits, rice, pulses, tree nuts, oil seeds
Minimal: soy, refined proteins, sugar, liquid carbohydrate, grains, refined oils, peanuts