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Article in inews about potatoes - confusing?

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by LittleGreyCat, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Linked at the side of the inspiring article about @Goonergal

    https://inews.co.uk/opinion/comment...-requirements-to-form-part-of-a-healthy-diet/

    Is it me or is this just a load of cobblers?

    Starch tends to decrease Insulin Sensitivity and increase Insulin Resistance, surely? Or we would all be eating starch to improve our BG control. The whole first sentence seems crazy - can increase insulin sensitivity BUT can also improve blood sugar control.

    Be nice if this was true, of course, but I'm not convinced that my new health regime should be mainly baked potatoes and skin on chips with the aim of improving BG control. Oh, and I'm not convinced that potatoes increase satiety (fullness) unless you eat a lot of them! I am a victim to roast potatoes cooked in goose fat and could just eat and eat them. I would be full eventually, of course. :rolleyes:

    I suppose that they are comparing potatoes to boiled rice and noodles but it doesn't seem to be a well informed or researched article.

    Sigh. Reading on:

    I feel that this may detract from the other articles, or even (if you get to the article the same way that I did) confuse people about what is a low carbohydrate diet.

    I thought they'd got rid of the potato marketing board some time ago. :(
     
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  2. sally and james

    sally and james Family member · Well-Known Member

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    Yes.
    Sally
     
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  3. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    oh dear, the simple and complex carbs argument. For my body they are just the difference between a slow, long rise, as a quick short high rise in levels.
     
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  4. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Many people on this forum report that rice, pasta, bread and so forth raises their levels, even in small quantities. However, several people report that they can manage small quantities of potatoes. I am one of them. The portions have to be small, however, such as 6 to 10 chips, 2 small roasties, or 2 or 3 small new (with butter) Perhaps it is the fat that helps, but I have tested and tested them, and they are fine for me.

    BUT I agree the article does detract from the main article about Goonergal and will confuse anyone wanting to learn about low carb and controlling diabetes, and should not be associated with it in any way. In the same way the last part of the article about Goonergal, written by DUK, confuses the issue.
     
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  5. Squire Fulwood

    Squire Fulwood Type 2 · Expert

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    "Is it me or is this just a load of cobblers?"

    Um difficult but I think this bit helped me to decide.

    "Yes, there is starch, which can increase insulin sensitivity – but it can also improve blood sugar control, digestive health, nutrient absorption and satiety (fullness), help curb inflammation in the body, boost immunity and improve blood circulation."

    I suspect a vested interest.
     
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  6. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    how the heck does it improve blood sugar control? and curb inflammation?????
     
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  7. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Magic carb fairies?
     
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  8. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I'm on insulin, so I can inject for potatoes. But if I eat more than half the amount of potatoes I used to eat before diabetes everything goes haywire, regardless of insulin dosing.
    You're welcome to send the author of the article over to my place. I'll let him tell me how many potatoes he deems necessary to 'increase my insulin sensitivity', 'improve my blood sugar control', 'boost my immunity' (immunity to what?) and get my 'long term energy'.
    I'll eat the potatoes, whithout injecting of course, as those magic things seem to be able to heal me on the spot, and let him see what happens to my bg for about 4 hours using the Libre. That should be long enough to show him what potatoes do and give me time to correct before going to bed.
    He can sleep over as well, so he can join me in a very filling meal of my choice next day, for which I won't inject either.
    He can then go home and write a nice new piece.
     
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  9. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if they are talking about the vitamin c content of potatoes? I mean, everyone knows we cant find vitamin C anywhere else...............................:banghead:
     
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  10. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Jury's out if you even need it at all!
     
  11. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    whats up with the forum format? the writing has shrunk.
     
  12. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You need more potatoes.
     
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  13. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Wait, what? You don't get scurvy anymore from a lack of vitamin C? What did all those sailors die from in the 17th century then?
     
  14. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Ships biscuits.. It would seem that carnivores get very little vit C but no cases of scurvy so far..
     
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  15. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I'll steer clear of the ships biscuits in the future then, just in case!
     
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  16. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    but think of the protein in the weevils!!
     
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  17. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I will continue to eat Spud Lite lower carb taters.
     
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    franclegg Type 1 · Member

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    Can you buy spud lite in the UK? I've never heard of them.
     
  19. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I'm coming up to two years now, potato free - and I aten't dead yet.
     
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  20. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No, as they are a Australian product.
     
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