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Protein and Insulin

How many grams of protein will provoke secretion of insulin? 60 or more ? I need this info for dieting and keeping insulin low for prolonged period of time.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=6389060&dopt=AbstractPlus

Protein ilicits a lower insulin spike than carbs. Avoid sugars and simple carbs to keep insulin low for longer periods.

As for exact numbers, I can’t help you on that.

Even a few G of protein will illicit an insulin response… just not a very large one.