Fast Tract Diet for SIBO Forum Fast Tract Diet Q&A How does cooking affect FP? Reply To: How does cooking affect FP?

Norm Robillard
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In general, you would think cooking a food longer would increase the GI, thus reducing the FP. And this is true when you compare raw to cooked carrots for instance, but it might not be that cut and dry when you’re taking about cooking vs overcooking. Some studies demonstrate that the cooking method can be a stronger determinant. In one study on potatoes, boiling produced a lower GI than baking for instance. I know this doesn’t completely answer your question, but here’s a reference for this recent paper. You should be able to find other good references in it. http://benthamscience.com/open/tonutrj/artilces/V006/1TONUTRJ.pdf