Norm Robillard
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Hi Ellen, True enough. Here’s my take on it. Even though mixed meals, adding fats, etc. will effect the glycemic index, all things being equal, you’re still better off choosing low FP (higher GI) foods. Also, I recall reading a study I’ll post the reference if I find it) concluding that the GI lowering effect observed when starch and fats are consumed together involves interaction between amylose (not amylopectin) starch and the fat. So high amylopectin starches may be less subject to this effect.

Of course, if you were really concerned, you could minimize FP by consuming starches in isolation, it might be easier to just consume a little less, eat slowly and chew well.