Given the controversy over the maltodextrin in Soylent, I would like to get some hard data on Soylent’s effect on blood sugar.
I have access to a consumer grade blood sugar monitoring device. This weekend, I plan on monitoring my blood sugar after drinking Soylent.
I know that my results cannot be generalized to the population but I want some hard data. I want to know what Soylent does to my blood sugar when I drink it.
I plan on measuring my blood sugar in the morning, after fasting all night. The WHO testing guidelines monitor blood sugar before consumption, and then at 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, and 120 minutes after the start of consumption.
I have dextrose, which I use in a sports drink mix I make for long rides. I can use it one morning to make a reference point with which to compare the Soylent response, which I’ll measure on a different morning.
I would like some guidance from the group as to how much dextrose and Soylent I should consume for each test. The WHO guidelines state ‘50g of available carbohydrates’.
Does that mean I need to consume 50 grams of dextrose to make the reference graph? 50 grams of dextrose is almost enough to make a full gallon of my sports mix, of which I’d only consume a fraction of on a whole day’s ride.
What is a comparable amount of Soylent?
Any advice is most welcome.