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Does Fat Raise Blood Glucose?

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Alexandra100, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I read the article. It appears to me that they are blaming fats for the rise caused by carbs, hence they using a donut as an example. Likewise, some fat is found in protein, so they are blaming the fat for a rise, not the protein.

    But I could be misunderstanding something. They dont appear to have looked at fat on its own, only as part of a high carb or protein food.
     
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    Alexandra100 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Very interesting!
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Think they expect us to starve!
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Expert

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    Try eating a chunk of butter and measuring before and hourly after then you'll know for sure if it has an impact on your BG.
    I know that for me (I eat a lot of fat and protein) I have a very small reaction to most meals these days ( a matter of meter variation rarely more).
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Expert

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    I just think it's a badly thought out article...and pretty easy to experiment with. Obviously they didn't think of that!
    Scientists can be really dumb sometimes..
     
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    Alexandra100 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Except that butter does contain carbs, some brands more than others.
     
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    Alexandra100 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Not so easy as all that, surely? Finding volunteers to eat ONLY fat might be difficult. I'm not sure I could do it even for one meal without feeling sick, which might in itself raise my bg.
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    where did you find that? butter is made from the butter fat, with the whey (carby bit pressed out) and a bit of salt in the salted versions.
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    the most i can find is one tenth of a gram 0.1g per 100g of butter.
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    the point is that ingested fat, of its very nature, cannot convert to glucose. it just cant. Stored fats in our bodies can convert to glucose, but not fats we eat.
     
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    Guzzler Type 2 · Expert

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    This has not been my experience. I recently raised my levels of good fats and my level of protein in an effort to gain weight. My bg levels showed no movement to speak of, if I had seen a rise I would certainly have been in a quandary as to what to try next. Every chart, every graph and every boffin I have seen have told me that the response to good fats is minimal, almost flat line.
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    the fats in our bodies which we have stored come mainly from carbohydrates we have eaten being converted to fat stores for future use. This is a different type of fat to the ones we eat.
     
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    Mel dCP Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I tried that, didn’t budge an inch.
     
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    I am now eating full fat mayo with my salad and protein like ham, eggs, tuna or similar. My blood sugar levels do not go up afterwards, sometimes they even go down. If i add a slice of bread to the meal, the blood sugars go up. This leads me to conclude that fats and proteins dont raise blood sugar levels, but carbs do.
     
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    Alexandra100 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Longley Farm Luxury Jersey Butter has 0.4g carbs per 100g. Lurpak 0.7, Anchor 0.6, Kerrygold 0.6, Wensleydale Creamery 0.6, Morrisons Organic 0.8, Morrisons Best Brittany 0.7, Président 0.5, CastleDairies Welsh 0.6, Morrisons Savers: Trace.
     
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    Alexandra100 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Surely you'd have to eat more than just a chunk to prove anything.
     
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    Alexandra100 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I think you are being a bit pedantic here. You would have to eat a kilo of butter to even get 7 grams of carbs max

    However, if you wish to be able to say that there are carbs in butter, be my guest. I still stand by my comments that the carb amount is so negligible as to be nil in normal daily amount of usage.
     
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