QUICKLINKS AND VIEW OPITONS
Cocoa powder increases insulin levels an average of 28% more than other flavors
Tuesday, October 05, 2004 8:00 am Email this article
Cocoa powder increases insulin release an average of 28 percent more than other flavors according to a recent study. Cocoa did not increase blood sugar more than other flavors
However, cocoa powder did not increase blood sugar levels (glycemic index) more than other flavors.
Chocolate milk increased insulin levels 45 percent more than strawberry milk
The largest difference seen was with chocolate milk versus strawbery milk. Chocolate milk increased insulin levels 45 percent more than strawberry milk.
Fat, protein, sugar, etc. do not explain the differences in insulin levels
While fat, protein, sugar, fiber and calorie density—that is the amount of calories for a given amount of food—explains how a food affects blood sugar levels (glycemic index), it does not explain its effect on insulin.
Comment: Elevated insulin levels increase hunger
Elevated insulin levels are associated with an increase in body fat according to recent studies.
Brand-Miller J, Holt S, De Jong V, Petocz P. Cocoa powder increases postprandial insulinemia in lean young adults. J Nutr. 2003 Oct, 133(10):3149-52.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
J. C. Brand-Miller
Human Nutrition Unit
University of Sydney
NSW, 2006, Australia
Articles on the same subject can be found here:
Please feel free to share your comments about this article.
© Copyright 2003-2021 - Larry Hobbs - All Rights Reserved.