Well try not to get lost in the smoke screen that the grain foundation is putting up. In the grain foundation blog one of the points that their expert brings up to scoff at Wheat Belly is that the glycemic index (load - response- whatever way you want to measure it) is something that varies from individual to individual and therefore "it's just another number of no particular importance". This is in response to Davis' claim that eating two slices of "healthy whole grain" bread will cause a greater response than a Snickers bar would. Well the fact that everyone is different is true, but the fact that it is of no consequence is false.
Davis is of course trying to make the point that bread - even whole grain bread will raise your blood sugar higher than you might expect. And if it's true that it's higher than a Snickers bar that can't be very healthy, can it?
You could conduct your own study. You and or Allan eat two slices of whole wheat bread. To be fair I would make it buttered toast - not a sandwich or anything else to throw it off. Test glucose level afterwards. Yours will be different from Allan's of course. If you do this on a different day/time you will get different results. So the grain foundation says this means it's not relevant? It's relevant if your glucose spikes - or if his does.
If you really want to test the difference you could do the Snicker bar thing at a different time. It's important that it is a Snicker's bar though. Not to discredit Davis but that particular candy bar has a good ratio of nuts in it and the nuts slow down the glycemic impact... so it's a little bit of stacking the deck as it were. A different candy bar - especially a cookie/candy bar might equal the bread - but he's trying to impress people with the fact that grain ain't as healthy as it's cracked up to be and this comparison is compelling... hence the grain foundations need to say "oh that's not important - pay no attention to the man behind the curtain".
If the early bird catches the worm, I'd rather be late & eat cheesecake!
| Pounds lost: 75.5