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Food for insulin spike

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 7:31 am
by led7x
One simple question. What food cause insulin spike? I searched for some post workout meals and I came across insulin spike. While I got the idea behind this I still dont know what to eat to cause one. First I thought I would eat some fruit like banana, but then I read one of stu's post where he says that fructose doesnt spike insulin. I'm kinda confused now.

Re: Food for insulin spike

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:13 am
by robertscott
all food spikes insulin to some degree.

carbs spike insulin higher than other macronutrients. If you buy in to the whole idea that you need a big insulin spike post-workout then some fast acting carbs, ie sugar, would be what you want.

dextrose, maltodextrin, vitargo etc are all popular choices. While fructose doesn't cause as much of an insulin spike as other sugars, most (all?) fruits contain dextrose as well as fructose so you can use fruit if you want.

if you do decide to use things like vitargo or maltodextrin then you can just add them to a protein shake for convenience

Re: Food for insulin spike

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:36 am
by led7x
Thanks for explanation Bob. I'll stick with bananas, supplement are kinda expensive here, best I can get is grape sugar.

Re: Food for insulin spike

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:47 am
by robertscott
led7x wrote:Thanks for explanation Bob. I'll stick with bananas, supplement are kinda expensive here, best I can get is grape sugar.
no worries man, any time

Re: Food for insulin spike

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:15 am
by ricki
high GI carbs & simple sugars.

Re: Food for insulin spike

Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:23 pm
by stuward
Ricki, don't drag up old posts. In all likelihood the person asking the question is long gone and it annoys the rest of us.

Re: Food for insulin spike

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:42 am
by Alexa1994
robertscott wrote:all food spikes insulin to some degree.

carbs spike insulin higher than other macronutrients. If you buy in to the whole idea that you need a big insulin spike post-workout then some fast acting carbs, ie sugar, would be what you want.

dextrose, maltodextrin, vitargo etc are all popular choices. While fructose doesn't cause as much of an insulin spike as other sugars, most (all?) fruits contain dextrose as well as fructose so you can use fruit if you want.

if you do decide to use things like vitargo or maltodextrin then you can just add them to a protein shake for convenience
Thanks for explaining

Re: Food for insulin spike

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:39 am
by spacecece
I think this is very interesting. :cheers:

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