Is there such a thing as a Low Glycemic Potato?
A client gave me a Nicola Potato.
Never heard of a Nicola Potato?
A beautiful golden yellow inside and out, Nicola has a mild nutty flavor and is great for baking, boiling or roasting. The flesh is firm and holds up well in soups and salads. A low glycemic index means it’s great for low-carb diets. Shows good resistance to scab and drought.
But how Low Glycemic is it?
Let’s find out (Watch video of Eating and Glucose)
Using a continuous monitoring glucose device implanted into my shoulder, I measured my results… •Before eating – glucose 93
•10 min after eating – glucose 87
•40-min after eating – glucose 122
•60-min after eating – glucose 120
This raised my glucose 35mg/dl
The University of Sydney has the largest and most respected glycemic index tool online.
They have Nicola Potatoes listed as 58-69 mg/dl
I teach clients to never go above 40mg/dl and I personally try to never go up more than 20mg/dl.
Doing so will cause a large insulin release, and we all know what that means…
•Higher Body Fat
•More inflammation of joints and blood vessels
•More future carb cravings
This was not a shocker.
I gained 35mg/dl of glucose and it stayed up for a long time.
Even though I have been doing this for decades, food is an extremely large topic and there are always new and interesting discoveries. Always work on keeping your insulin levels low!