A new study, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, says that if you consume 5 grams of PGX fibre at the start of a meal, you will lower the Glycemic Index of that meal by 30%.
And that’s good news, because if you lower the Glycemic Index of that meal by 30%, you’re also lowering the resultant insulin production.
And if you believe that fat storage is driven by insulin, that 30% reduction in GI score has also lowered your chances of becoming obese.
What Does This Mean To You?
It means that if you’re going to eat a meal loaded with high glycemic carbs (sugar, starch, etc), you can minimize fat storage by supplementing with some PGX (or some other viscous polysaccharide) prior to chowing down.
Or you can skip the high glycemic meal altogether and embrace your paleo roots and grill a steak and some veggies on the bbq.