The positive of these glucose tests is that I’m using up carb-heavy foods in the name of science, clearing out my cabinets and creating room for more keto-friendly foods.
With that in mind, today’s glucose response test is Bob’s Red Mill Organic Whole Grain Quinoa which I bought nearly a year ago.
The macros for this experiment were remarkably similar to that of the steel cut oats, so I was expecting the response to be about the same.
That was the case, with the 1-hour and 2-hour responses being nearly identical between both foods. My baseline measurement before eating the Quinoa was 10 mg/dL lower than with the oats, so in relative terms the Quinoa spiked my blood sugar more.
Either way, my long-term experiment will continue next week, perhaps with chocolate or a more carbohydrate rich food if I’m feeling up to it!
Here are the results:
- Date: 9/16/2016
- Food: Organic Quinoa
- Fast: ~12 hours
- Base Blood Sugar: 80 mg/dL
- 1-Hour Response: 116 mg/dL
- 2 Hour Response: 100 mg/dL