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Old 18-Nov-03, 04:13 PM   #1
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Where does peanut butter rate on the GI scale?


Simple question : How much does natural peanut butter affect insulin levels?
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Old 18-Nov-03, 04:53 PM   #2
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Whether you look at glycemic index or insulin, peanuts evoke a very low response.
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Old 18-Nov-03, 05:22 PM   #3
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Umm the GI scale is used for carbs.

PB is mainly a source of fat and a little protein.

Just FYI, the Glycemic Index was primarily used by diabetics before meatheads such as us got a hold of it, lol.

Did you also know that the America Dietic Assocation does not recommend the GI?! lol that makes no sense.

Also, one more thing. There is a difference between the glycemic index and the glycemic load.

For example, corn flakes is 92 on the GI index, but only 24 on the glycemic load.

Brown rice is 50 on the GI, and 16 on the glycemic load.

Oatmeal is 42 GI, and 9 on the load.

I was surprised that even though watermelon rates at a 72 on the GI, it is only 4 on the glycemic load.

I was also surpised when I found out that a baked potato is a 85 on the GI and 26 on the glycemic load - i always thought that potatos were a great source of carbs?!

Lemur, how much peanut butter are you stuffing down your throat? lol

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Old 18-Nov-03, 05:40 PM   #4
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Thanks for clearing that up CJNY.

Wanna Be : Not much yet. I'm just becoming wary of the insulin levels in my system and would like to have them more controlled.

Thanks!
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Old 18-Nov-03, 05:48 PM   #5
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I see, are you diabetic?

What are you eating for carbs?
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Old 18-Nov-03, 06:04 PM   #6
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Cool

Interesting facts, I rarely pay much attention to the GI factor, if I went by that all the time I wouldn't be eating any fruit and we all know thats not good. Oh nice name by the way
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Old 18-Nov-03, 06:19 PM   #7
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Oatmeal, whole grain bread, potatoes, and brown rice are what I try to stay with if I need to take in carbs. I've been doing that for the past half year or so, and am moving onto something else now that I've got my metabolism kicked up from where it was a year ago, I'm looking to take it up another notch to ditch some poundage.
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Old 18-Nov-03, 06:29 PM   #8
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Oh nice name by the way
Likewise!!!

Cursor, see this is the guy you had me mixed up with!!!
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Old 18-Nov-03, 11:07 PM   #9
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Umm the GI scale is used for carbs.

PB is mainly a source of fat and a little protein.

Just FYI, the Glycemic Index was primarily used by diabetics before meatheads such as us got a hold of it, lol.

Did you also know that the America Dietic Assocation does not recommend the GI?! lol that makes no sense.

Also, one more thing. There is a difference between the glycemic index and the glycemic load.

For example, corn flakes is 92 on the GI index, but only 24 on the glycemic load.

Brown rice is 50 on the GI, and 16 on the glycemic load.

Oatmeal is 42 GI, and 9 on the load.

I was surprised that even though watermelon rates at a 72 on the GI, it is only 4 on the glycemic load.

I was also surpised when I found out that a baked potato is a 85 on the GI and 26 on the glycemic load - i always thought that potatos were a great source of carbs?!

Lemur, how much peanut butter are you stuffing down your throat? lol

WannaBe, could you explain what the glycemic load is? This is the first I have heard about it. Thanks :thumbup:
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