brunotto, on 27 April 2012 - 02:17 PM, said:
npcomplete, on 07 April 2012 - 01:18 AM, said:
Pasta (specially with tomato but also without) has very low insulin & glucose index... and Insuline is really what we want to limit (carbs are actually the most clean fuel)
Not having trouble with gluten IMHO is a quite healty food... it has quite equal glucose & insuline score so it doesnt cause hypoglicemia nor hyperglicemia.
Causing high Insuline diabetes and cancer...
The Insulin Index is a measure used to quantify the typical insulin response to various foods. The index is similar to the Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load, but rather than relying on blood glucose levels, the Insulin Index is based upon blood insulin levels. This measure can be more useful than either the Glycemic Index or the Glycemic Load because certain foods (e.g., lean meats and proteins) cause an insulin response despite there being no carbohydrates present, and some foods cause a disproportionate insulin response relative to their carbohydrate load.
Holt et al. have noted that the glucose and insulin scores of most foods are highly correlated, but high-protein foods and bakery products that are rich in fat and refined carbohydrates "elicit insulin responses that were disproportionately higher than their glycemic responses." They also conclude that insulin indices may be useful for dietary management and avoidance of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and hyperlipidemia.
Someone says it decreases HDL (dr. Davis) but have not yet seen evidence... are there any ?!
Having dinners with a huge Italian family and not eating pasta is a real challenge. Mangia, mangia! Biscotti is about the only wheat I consume... and if you ever had my wife's biscotti you would understand why I occasionally cheat. While I said I am on a Mediterranean diet, it is actually somewhere between Paleo and Mediterranean.
On this site you may have an uphill battle when promoting a high carb diet, and the wheat issue is still hotly debated. One of the problems with wheat that Dr. Davis talks about is the small particle LDL profile. My overall "classic" cholesterol profile is quite normal, however when I look at the small particle LDL via NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) it shows elevated small particle LDL. (As I said before, I am a big fan of testing). Reducing the carbs and wheat intake made a dramatic turn around in small particle LDL.
I would suggest doing a search on google of this site for wheat. In google, type the following in the the search box:
Of course you could also use the advanced search at Longecity, but I prefer going through google.
I have been tested for celiac's antibodies with nothing showing. I do seem to have an allergy to wheat though, with really weird symptoms. My hands used to "freeze up" at night while asleep (no other symptoms). I would wake up and the hands seemed extremely rigid, making it painful to move the hand joints. I tried an elimination diet, and after eliminating wheat all symptoms went away, and would return once I started eating lots of wheat again (Biscotti doesn't count).
I do occasionally have corn or rice pasta. My wife always jokes about "being a quart low" on pasta. So pasta works well with her, and causes reactions with me, including pain and elevated small particle LDL.