Quoted from Andrea AWsecO's can have other grains that would be better choices millet and quinoa are two I can think of.
Have you had either of these??
What do you want to do with the buckwheat?I know you want to eat it but can you sub in something else?
I eat 100% buckwheat noodles from Eden Foods fairly often
Well, unless it's a mistake, if typebase says it's high GI, wouldn't it be high GI for all blood types?
I don't follow the genotype diet, so don't know anything about that. I don't have the diabetes health series book, so i can't check with that either.
Quoted from Jenny
jksl, I've had a diabetes thread earlier on somewhere, and we discussed GI a bit. Dr P. came into the discussion and said words to the effect that there is far more to diabetes control than simple GI measurements. In the Diabetes book which I have been following for 6 months buckwheat is listed differently for different blood types. If you are seriously dealing with Diabetes I would suggest that you purchase the book, as there are surprising differences from other appropriate diets such as BTD and GTD for your bloodtype. Buckwheat is listed as "Neutral, allowed infrequently" for O type, whereas for A type it is Beneficial.
where are you getting these values from?
Quoted from C_sharpNormally, glycemic index measurements for foods specific to a blood type are not available.
Quoted from Andrea AWsecAw.. don't like millet how do you make it? have you ever had ghee on it ? Quinoa is a grain you can see it in your stool? do you soak it first? Are you eating the noodles with meat of some sort?
Quoted from JennyI'm not sure that I can exactly answer your question to me above, but I will quote from page 70 of the Diabetes book, and you may get your answer there.
Quoted Textwhether or not GI values were actually different for different blood types. This is simply a yes or no question.
Quoted Textthe most important consideration is what a food item does to blood sugar levels since this then impacts insulin....so depending on BT or GT, as well as secretor status and personal health issues.....
Yes, once again, i already understand that there is much more to food analysis than the GI. What i simply wanted to know was whether or not GI values were actually different for different blood types. This is simply a yes or no question. There's nothing about this in the diabetes handbook is there?
Lola, you gave a non-answer.
"the most important consideration is what a food item does to blood sugar levels since this then impacts insulin....so depending on BT or GT, as well as secretor status and personal health issues....."
is NOT an answer to this -
"whether or not GI values were actually different for different blood types"
@Jenny, thank you very much. That's all i needed to know. I'll be checking out the diabetes handbook anyway, sometime in the future.
Quoted from LloydThe GI remains the same whatever your blood type. It is a scientific, repeatable measure.
Quoted from LloydWhat Lola is saying is that the different blood types/indiduals react differently to a specific GI level or a specific food.
Quoted from Lloydthe combinations of food you eat affect the total GI of the meal. Eating the buckwheat with liberal amounts of ghee would have a lower overall GI than the buckwheat alone.
Quoted from VickiI"m wondering how you are reacting to having buckwheat noodles twice a week. There are no specific foods that one is required to eat.
The World's Healthiest Foods website, whfoods.com, does not take any consideration for blood type customization but here are many interesting tidbits about buckwheat: