Carbohydrates or proteins? Answers from nutritionist Pooja Makhija

Pooja Makhija recommends having a balanced diet and eating smart

Whenever we are faced with problems like obesity, seasonal flu or digestive problems, our first instinct is to consult nutritionists for a better diet or a tailored diet to solve the health problem. For example, to lose weight, we increase protein and fiber and reduce carbohydrates. While these tips are helpful, the order in which we eat our foods can also impact the results we seek, according to nutritionist Pooja Makhija. She says the order in which we eat our food can make a difference in our aging process, body weight and hormone levels.

Citing a study by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, she said the order in which different types of food are eaten has a big impact on post-meal glucose and insulin levels. For example, researchers have found that when vegetables and protein are eaten before carbs, glucose levels rise 30-40% less than when carbs are eaten first. Additionally, insulin was found to be significantly lower when participants ate vegetables and protein first, she said in an Instagram post.

“Primarily what we’re doing here is we’re putting clothes on the carbs. We are flattening the glucose and insulin curve by first using fiber to slow gastric emptying and therefore reducing sugar spikes (levels),” she said in a video accompanying the post. . She also said that eating in order has many other health benefits and allows us to enjoy our meals without having to choose one over the other.

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Based on this finding, Pooja Makhija recommended people to have a balanced diet and “eat smart”. Instead of saying ‘don’t eat this, they should say ‘eat this first’. The nutritionist also said people don’t need to choose one between the entrée and the rest of their meal. Just follow the correct order, she added.

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