Posted 10 February 2005 - 02:47 PM
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Posted 10 February 2005 - 06:42 PM
ya i know...too bad i have ice cream cake from dairy queen...I guess I juss hafta hold back
Posted 12 February 2005 - 06:15 PM
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Posted 13 February 2005 - 11:55 PM
You can also try drinking fiber before eating ice cream, or any type of sugar, as they'll slow down absorption in the bloodstream.
Posted 14 February 2005 - 12:11 AM
Posted 14 February 2005 - 12:17 AM
Things like dairy, including ice cream have a medium-high GI HOWEVER that assumes you eat the amount of carbs in one serving needed to calculate the GI. You don't in actuality one serving(1cup) of ice cream only has a GL of 8, while the premium brands have a GL of 4 which is really low. Watermelon, which has a higher GI is the same, it's GL is even lower. Carrots are the same as well.
Again, unless you gorge on these foods, the normal amount consumed isn't going to spike your blood sugar(The GL has just only recently become more popular so serving sizes used to calculate it reflect the bigger portions people are eating now).
Don't assume just because somethign has looks sugary and has a high GI that the amount you eat will actually raise blood sugar that much.
Posted 14 February 2005 - 12:22 AM
What "blackbirdbeatle" said was correct: ice cream (REAL ice cream with butterfat) already has a surprisingly low glycemic index. However, you could probably lower it even further by eating it along with soluble (NOT insoluble) fiber.
Posted 14 February 2005 - 02:28 PM
Yeah, it should be fine. I mean, some people are going to give loads of statistics about how eating soybeans will make your eyes fall out and get into a sumo wrestling match on the floor, or make you grow udders, or all kinds of stuff like that, but people have been eating soybeans in Asia for centuries, and they're fine. What is this tofu dessert bubble tea? It sounds pretty good.
Posted 14 February 2005 - 02:45 PM
I also don't know why soy products are much more expensive(Economies of scale doesn't cover all of it) because soy is extremely cheap to produce and process(Probably the cheapest plant and certainly cheaper than any grain). I think companies are riding the soy trend and milking it for all it's worth because the current prices for soy products making the companies huge margins.
Posted 14 February 2005 - 02:50 PM
Most people in asia eat between 8-24g of soy(mostly fermented soy like miso or tempeh) a day, which is FAR from what 'health' concious soy-consuming americans eat with all their soy products.