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Old 01-17-2008, 04:52 AM
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After saying this, he said, "but I still follow it." I think, because there is research showing that by eating foods said to have a low glycemic index, the chances of diabetes does decrease.

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lol. But I have to somewhat agree w/ his sentiment.

The main point I think is that sugar, at least up to 20% of your diet based on the research, is not going to increase incidences of metabolic syndrome.

But low fiber diets and excess calories appear too.

Naturally, if you include fiber in your food, this will lower the GI. So I don't think you can have a completely high GI carbs, and have the amount of fiber you need to have. Hence, why I think generally having low / moderate GI foods is a good thing.

I think its especially a solid recommendation for the general pop, because they don't consume nearly enough vegetables as most bodybuilders do.

Based on this research, the main thing I would say is that I don't think we should fear having high GI carbs around our workout. And as long as we include adequate fiber, I don't think we should worry about moderate GI carbs, either. I.E. brown rice, popcorn (which rocks!), rice cakes...As long as you have your fiber. I have been adding broccoli for instance to most of my carb meals.

Right now, my carbs come from sugar around my workouts. Then I have rice, rice cakes, and popcorn. It's paradise. [img]/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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