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#1 brain85


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 01:07 PM

Which do we go by as far as acne is concerned? Ive been avoiding foods with a high glycemic index, but am now noticing that a lot of these foods have low glycemic loa. d

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 01:13 PM


try sticking to low gi stuff,if otherwise then stick to smaller sizes.

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 02:06 PM

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:53 AM

Which do we go by as far as acne is concerned? Ive been avoiding foods with a high glycemic index, but am now noticing that a lot of these foods have low glycemic loa. d

It's the glycemic load of the meal/drink/snack that matters. For health, not just acne. Of course the easiest way to keep meals low GL is to make them out of low GI foods.

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 12:57 AM

This is something I really need to understand, as I have heard a lot about it recently.


So basically low GI foods do not cause a high spike of insulin like high GI food do? Therefore you don't gain as much fat because the amount of insulin (which is a fat producing hormone...right?) production is much lower on a low GI diet?


I need to learn all this, I'm new to diet, I'm much more of a connoisseur in products we use externally which I've learnt now...don't really do anything for us at all. 

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:30 AM

Gi is completely irrelevent.

Gi is different everytime we comsume food. Don't waste your time micro managing a insignificant part of nutrition. Dont miss the forest for the trees
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