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Freekeh

Discussion in 'Reactive Hypoglycemia' started by Atlantico, Feb 28, 2019.

  1. Atlantico

    Atlantico Reactive hypoglycemia · Well-Known Member

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    I bought some Freekeh and found I can eat this with hardly any increase in my BG. As I am trying to eat LCHF and the fact that the Freekeh didn't adversley affect my BG is it okay to eat this quite high carb food as part of LCHF?
     
  2. kitedoc

    kitedoc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    H @Atlantico, feekah is about 60% carbs. It depends how much you have of it as to whether you are using it in a low carb way. Low carb is often defined as somewhere below 120 to 130 g of carbs per day.
    And very low as below about 40 g daily. (some say at 20 to 30 g) of carbs.
    For you I guess the more important thing is whether you develop hypoglycaemia after eating it.
     
  3. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Hi @Atlantico
    I had to google it, because I had never heard of it :)
    But then I don’t take much notice of grains nowadays.



    I expect it is lower gluten than modern grains, but will still have some.
     
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