Blood Sugar and Protein
Last Post 16 Feb 2013 08:25 AM by Sue. 1 Replies.
15 Feb 2013 09:30 PM
What happens to insulin levels when you drink a protein shake (whey) and 1 percent milk by itself?
That is close to 4 blocks of protein and only 1-2 block of carbs.
Can somebody give me an explanation? I know that both will elevate insulin levels and protein will increase glucagon, which prohibits insulin spikes. Anything more than that, I'm clueless.
16 Feb 2013 08:25 AM
That shake would tip the balance in the direction of too much protein as you pointed out, also it's lacking in fat and it's unlikely to provide 4-6 hours of hunger free good mental focus with high energy levels. For best results add 1-2 blocks of berries and 2-3 teaspoons of olive oil. The refined tasteless kind is fine, if you prefer not to taste it in the shake.
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