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Insulin Index – Even Beef Makes Your Insulin Blood Level Go Up

October 12, 2019

Let’s talk about the basics of insulin index. I think this is quite interesting because
all people are just very worried about insulin spikes. And that insulin becomes ineffective if you
eat plant based foods that are high in carbs (carbohydrates). Let’s look at the actual numbers, and just
for the record you can see that the insulin index here is not the same as the glycemic
index or the glycemic load. Because they look at the blood glucose, how
much sugar we have in the blood. But the insulin index looks at how much insulin
you have in the blood. And the insulin index is looking into the
energy in the food like 250 kilo calories. And the GI and GL is looking into the carbohydrate
content of the food – like 50 grams here. Let’s dive in into the numbers here. Here you can see that you have food, the food
type, the glucose score, and the insulin score, and the satiety score, which means that, if
this is high you did not need to eat more. The first one is All-Bran breakfast cereal
and it’s glucose score is low, and the insulin score is even lower. And we have a satiety score of 151. Compared to porridge, you are not as satiated
as if you ate….. You are not satiated after eating All-Bran
compared to porridge. Because the porridge has 209, but the insulin
score is a bit higher. I don’t think that, it does not even matter,
but the glucose score is also a bit higher. I think that the All-Bran has more protein
in it. But anyway, let’s look at some interesting
stuff here. And even things as yoghurt, even though the
sugar content is not very high, the insulin spike is crazy. And just for the record, all these foods are
compared to the white bread, the white bread is the base here on 100. If you sort here on insulin score you can
see that if you eat white pasta or brown pasta your insulin score is lower than beef or any
other animal product, many other animal products. You don’t need to focus on the insulin score,
the most important thing is to remove the fat from your diet, eat whole foods, and then
you don’t need to worry about the glycemic index, the glycemic load, or the insulin index
or whatever. The body will handle all the sugars in your
blood and pull it out again very fast, because it’s the way the body works, it needs the
sugar in the muscles. And if it is possible for the insulin to move
the sugar from blood stream into the muscles, and into the brain without the inefficiency
going through a lot of fat or a wall of fat, then it all works as it supposed to. But if you fill your body with fat, fill your
blood stream with fat, then you will get diabetes at some point. It is not the sugar in most cases it’s the
fat. Why don’t you hear that all these banana eating
people are getting diabetes? It’s the fat people who are getting diabetes. It must be the sugar right? From whole foods plant based, right? Go figure…

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  • Reply Daffy Peaches December 5, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Very interesting!

  • Reply houndjog June 11, 2016 at 11:22 am

    I tried vegan for 4 years and became very depressed. When I added eggs to my diet and real organic butter – I felt so much better.

  • Reply Gina Peralta August 10, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    that is stupid, if you check the Insulin ibdex table, even bacon is one of the lowest! and butters as well. So what you are saying is false and bullshit.

  • Reply rafael mendoza August 11, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Ridiculous. to use a broad brush to state a high fat diet gives one diabetes is simple, old school mindset. an enlightened individual knows there are good fats (coconut oil, olive oil, even lard)…diabetes type 2 is caused by becoming insulin resistant over time after consuming orocessed food, over consumption of food drenched in vegetable oils.
    it is very important to distinguish between insulin resistant folk and those that do not have metabolic issues.
    I've been a type 2 diabetic since 1999. i followed a low fat diet with whole foods. couldn't get the glucose low enough to get off meds.
    switched to a ketogenic protocol and boom…no more meds.
    now that can't be-since you state fat in the diet causes diabetes.
    i was on levemir insulin for years…now completely med free.
    again, i speak from experience, not using propaganda to promote my cause.
    this vid is brought to youtube by the vegan community, so you have to take it with the proverbial grain of salt.
    i speak the truth because i have no agenda, just attempt to debunk misleading information.
    i have no issue with the vegan community, its misinformation being presented as fact that bugs me.
    dietary cholesterol…again, old school mythology to win over followers.
    my cholesterol went up a little while on keto, you know why???
    because my hdl (the good cholesterol) went up.
    reality…most vegans over 30 look frail…no muscle definition, and most do not consume enough protein.
    i say over 30 because it takes time to wreck your metabolism….when i was in my 20's, i could have pizza and mac/cheese daily and everything still worked right…but father time is undefeated. when one damages their metabolic process, you have to take measures to correct it….that has to be by removing the food that affects the blood sugar…and that is carby, processed stuff.
    once that is corrected, then a plant based, whole foods diet with protein sources (legumes)will work.

  • Reply MrApplewine September 17, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Where can I find the insulin index for chicken breast and chicken thighs?

  • Reply MrApplewine September 17, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    How can you say it is the fat when the description says protein rich and fat alone does not cause insulin release, hardly any?

  • Reply Beedee F January 31, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    You've completely misinterpreted the numbers. With a few notable exceptions, you are ignoring the fat in the food and are cherry picking data. Here are some more numbers from the insulin index. Bacon: 9, bologna: 11 versus white fish 43 and or lean beef 37. I could go on. It seems to be strongly correlated with fat more than anything else. More fat, less insulin response, with, as I say, some notable exceptions. Here's an actual study:

  • Reply Dutch Berean April 13, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    The opposite of what he is saying is true. Look for Dr Eric Berg. This guy is stuck in the 90s with his Snack Well cookies.

  • Reply Udit Gupta August 23, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Thank you Dr. Sacha

  • Reply Thomas K. September 8, 2017 at 3:53 am

    This is biased propaganda with no credible scientific evidence.

  • Reply Mark Gregg October 3, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Lots of wrong bad information.

  • Reply splashmt99 November 12, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Do you work for the sugar industry? Geez!

  • Reply golfinguna January 2, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Do you actually know anything about up to date science backed nutrition? Obviously not when reading some of your replies below.

  • Reply MegaJohnhammond June 4, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    you are one green piece of shit.

  • Reply G. Barbatos October 2, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    You’re an idiot.

  • Reply Greg Nyberg October 9, 2018 at 3:53 am

    This guy is clueless

  • Reply Johan Sandgren November 1, 2018 at 6:27 am

    Worst information ive ever stumbled on. 🤣

    Listen to Dr Berg instead.

  • Reply seinfan December 21, 2018 at 3:47 am

    Lmao, you are so wrong. Fat helps curb insulin spikes which in turn helps prevent insulin resistance, thus mitigating the chances of developing type 2 diabetes. You are a crank.

  • Reply David Walker December 31, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    so wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply frankacuso February 12, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    You zeroed in on insulin index between pasta and beef. Why dont you compare it with rice or even fruits?

  • Reply Mica Lavolpicella March 28, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    Your a fucking idiot, the fat is healthy and buffers insulin, that is why bacon is a 9 on the insulin index, fat buffers insulin, sugar and carbohydrates are the cause of diabetes idiot, GTFO

  • Reply Rob Mors April 21, 2019 at 5:43 am

    You are so wrong its not funny – do not listen to this clown

  • Reply Jeffery Jeffery May 26, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    This is ansolutely absurd!!!

    When you remove fat from your diet…it spike insulin, when eating lean protein. Example….eating egg whites, by removing the egg yolks…and insulin spikes!!! VERSUS….if you eat the whole egg, (adding in the fats from the yolk), then insulin spikes drop!!

    Sorry….you are Sooo I'll advised!!

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