- Nov 22, 2015
Perhaps look up the definition of "nutrient" and "nutrition"?That's stretching out the definition of what a nutrient is. Ray has pointed out the importance of potassium in regulating blood sugar, which potatoes are full of and rice is not, for example.
Ray's position seems pretty coherent to me. Using your own dietary habits to dismiss the fact that starches, some more than others, cause huge spikes in blood sugar isn't exactly a sound approach. It's pretty well documented starches do that..... I haven't seen any reason to believe there isn't an insulin surge proportionate to it.
Anything I eat that requires me to eat something else to negate it's negative effects is always going to be inferior.
I've explained why I believe Ray's position on starch to be incoherent above, feel free to address those points if you like, would be curious to hear your responses to them...
Starches when consumed in complete isolation MAY spike blood sugar, but the same can be said about sugar and fruits/fruit juice soooo....... Not sure your point. Regarding potatoes, study designs showing a spike in blood sugar in humans upon consuming rice are also shown to exhibit the same blood sugar spike from potatoes when the methodology remains the same. Potatoes actually have a higher glycemic index than white rice. But personally I'm not concerned about that at all, they are both good sources of nutrition, and if eaten as part of a well rounded diet, what makes you think you need to be concerned about a slight raise in blood sugar upon consumption? Do you have the same fear when you consume sugar?
Also regarding potassium, not sure if you ever use chronometer but whenever I plug an average day of eating into it my potassium levels are always high, even if I don't eat potatoes on that particular day.