Different foods eaten at different times of the day and in different combinations can lead to completely unique hormonal responses in the body. It is these hormones - especially insulin - that determine what happens to the food molecules once they are broken down by the digestive system and how well they are processed.
Genetic factors (DNA), intestinal flora (microbiome) and lifestyle factors (diet composition, exercise, sleep, stress, etc.) ensure that different individuals have very variable glucose reactions on the same food, regardless of the calorie content.
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