or said differently — does fiber have a blood glucose impact?
One of my viewers really liked my flax bread recipe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX7wrTX8ybQ) and said he was eating it nearly every day. He asked if I could validate to see if it had impacted one’s blood glucose similar to the products Jimmy Moore has been testing, like Dreamfield’s Pasta or Julian’s Bread. The tests would really validate if one could subtract fiber from your total carbohydrate counts as it did not stimulate insulin release or affect blood glucose. I was happy to oblige him, so I decided I would test 2x serving size with a slice of cheese to make the test palatable. I wanted to ensure I had a large enough sample size to prove the results. The total carbohydrates for the test (with cheese) was nearly 6g of carbs, but only 1g other the fiber carbohydrates.
Here were my results
7:20 am – Fasting blood glucose level: 82; Consume flax bread and cheese sandwich
7:50 am – Re-test blood glucose: slight rise to 90
8:20 am – Re-test blood glucose: return to roughly original value (83)
To me, this demonstrates the limited impact of the fiber on one’s blood glucose in line with common thought and current “net” carbohydrate formulas. This was one of the major changes from the diet as it was originally released back in 1970s and the last version of the Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution released in 2002.