Keto Macro – Insulin Spike Clarification


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In this video, Dr. Berg talks about how the macros influence the insulin. Macros are macro-nutrients and there are 3 main macros; carbs, protein and fat. Glycemic index which basically is the carbs effect on raising blood sugars. The carbohydrate have the greatest effect on raising the insulin especially if it is refined sugar and starches. For the protein, the more excess you are going to consume the more it’ll spike the insulin. Insulin index are all the food ranked in order of how much insulin they will spike. Fat has the least effect on insulin. The more something is the lower it is in the insulin scale.

3 Types of Macro-Nutrients:
• Carbohydrates
• Protein
• Fat

Hey guys! In this video, I wanna answer another question from someone that wanted to know about how this macros are influence insulin. There has been a lot of conflicting information, confusion so I wanna make it really simple in this 1 little video. There’s 3 main macros and the macros are macro-nutrients, carbs, protein and fat. Micronutrients would be like vitamins and minerals. There’s many type of carbs we can take these carbs and list them on another scale called the glycemic index which is basically the carbs effect on raising blood sugars. And if something is high in fiber and low in, not very sweet, it is gonna be low in the list. So you have vegetables are down here, and then you have berries, fruit, and then you have grains and refined sugars and processed foods are up in here. So it really depends on the type of carbohydrates. So the carbohydrates has the greatest effect on raising insulin especially if it’s refined sugars and starches. So that’s that. Now let’s talk about protein, does protein increase insulin? Yes to the certain degrees. It really depends on the couple factors because if you are consuming a moderate or a small amount of protein, it is not gonna trigger insulin that much. The more volume of protein you consume in excess, the more it is gonna trigger insulin. Like when you start going over 8 ounces, 9 ounces, 10 ounces, 12 ounces. Like you go to a restaurant and they bring you this steak, this 16 to 22 ounces steak you talk about the massive amount of insulin spike. But it is also exaggerated when you add sugar or starch to that, so if you are adding a baked potato, dessert, some sugar-glazed barbeque sauce that will really enhance the insulin. Now if we add on top of that MSG which you get in a fast food restaurant, because a lot of these fast food restaurants, they taste really good because they add this flavor enhancer which is basically MSG, monosodium glutamate and it dilates the taste buds and makes it taste really good but you really dramatically increase insulin. So if you are at the fast food place and you are doing coke and ice cream with burger, with fries, high fructose corn syrup and a bun. You are having a massive insulin spike. Or when you are in a Chinese restaurant and you are doing a white rice with all the sugary coating sauce.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 52 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. His clients include senior officials in the U.S. government and the Justice Department, ambassadors, medical doctors, high-level executives of prominent corporations, scientists, engineers, professors, and other clients from all walks of life. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. Dr. Berg trains chiropractors, physicians and allied healthcare practitioners in his methods, and to date he has trained over 2,500 healthcare professionals. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University.


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