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How Protein, Fat and Carbs Affect Your Blood Sugar: Part 9

Updated: Jan 22, 2022

Not all food types are created equal. When we eat carbs, especially highly refined cards, our blood sugar shoots up like a rocket ship, only to come crashing down. This also causes the body to increase its insulin levels, a fat-storing hormone.

How does fiber plan a role in carbs?

When you look at the food label, you need to subtract the fiber from the carbs to get the net carbs. Example: If the food had 14 carbs and 5 grams of fiber, the net carbs would be 9.

Is protein better than carbs in raising blood sugar levels?

Yes, it is; it can increase your blood sugar levels 2/3 less than carbs, and it is a more gradual increase and decrease. It still spikes insulin but not as much as carbs.

How does fat effect our blood sugar levels?

We have all been told to stay away from fat because it is unhealthy and eating it will make you fat. Fat is the only food that only causes a small blood sugar response, and it is gradual and lasts a long time.

Should only eat fat to keep our blood sugars in check?

It might keep your blood sugars stable but cause many other problems. That is why we recommend a balanced approach.

In future episodes, we will be offering food plans and recipes.

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