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Potatoes and Rice: These Two Natural Foods Will Throw Your Blood Sugar Out-of-Whack

Potatoes and Rice: These Two Natural Foods Will Throw Your Blood Sugar Out-of-Whack

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  • A phenomenally engaging debate between two of the leading experts in the low protein, low-carb high-fat diet recommendations, Dr Ron Rosedale and Dr. Paul Jaminet
  • While some claim that adding certain “safe starches” like potatoes and rice back into a low-carb diet can help you avoid insulin resistance, others vehemently disagree, as these foods create marked increases in blood glucose and insulin levels
  • Consuming starches, especially potatoes and rice, will raise your blood sugar to some extent, which ultimately means that it will be detrimental to some degree in everybody. The higher the blood sugar rise, the more damage is done
  • When you “starve” your body of sugars and starchy carbs, your body starts to acclimatize itself to burn fatty acids and ketone bodies. Ketones are what your body produces when it converts fat (as opposed to glucose) into energy—a beneficial process that appears to promote longevity

By Dr. Mercola

On his website "Livin' La Vida Low Carb," Jimmy Moore examines the notion of "safe starches," a concept promoted by Paul Jaminet, PhD. in his book, Perfect Health Diet.


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