Not all carbs are the same: If you want proof... - Healthy Eating

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Not all carbs are the same


If you want proof that not all carbs are the same take this study that has just been published. entitled "Carbohydrate Replacement of Rice or Potato with Lentils Reduces the Postprandial Glycemic Response in Healthy Adults in an Acute, Randomized, Crossover Trial"

It shows, if nothing else, the power of lentils to aid recovery to those with diabetes. This study is not on its own. If you want I can post other studies that tell similar stories.

So if anyone tells you "all carbs are bad" then ask them to comment on this study.

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Thanks Andy, that's an interesting article.

Zest :-)


Hi Andy,

This is interesting and not only is it 'our' choices of carbs but its lack of exercise coupled with excessive consumption of highly processed high calorie foods that is triggering obesity and type 2 diabetes.

So these studies are showing that its important what we eat...😊

in reply to Jerry

Lack of exercise is such a big factor. However sadly people who are very fit and exercise a lot also die, of things like heart attacks, strokes etc. It is very sad to see people running marathons for instance and dying in the process. Exercise per se is far from a predictor of longevity.

I note that the rice used in this study was white rice. I suspect that the results would not be the same with whole grain.


in reply to deejames

You are correct deejames.

But if you are going to use white rice you could add something to it to make it healthier. White rice on its own would be classed as an empty carb.

in reply to Hidden

Don't use it except very occasionally

To be honest I am getting fed up with the carb debate as for me if a diet is high in whole grains, pulses, and vegetables and low in processed foods of all types, then it's a good diet. It's the processed foods that are the culprits as far as I can see.

Anyone know the prevelance of obesity and type 2 diabetes in the immediate post 2nd world war period ?



I had an argument with someone the other day about "not all calories are equal", so I should show them this... It's much the same argument!

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