In my opinion I think it is very well established that insulin doesn't necessarily cause fat gain, at least in my case it doesn't. However, I was wondering if there are any other benefits to keeping insulin low throughout the day, and consuming the majority of my carbs post workout. Better skin, mood, teeth?
John Berardi also states many times that elevated insulin in the presence of fat elevates "blood fat" levels. Paul Jaminet, in his book, states that saturated fat is benign in the presence of low insulin, and that elevated insulin levels are bad for infections and longevity. However, in this study http://phys.org/news203180020.html, researchers found that insulin reduced several inflammatory pathways induced by bacterial infections.
If insulin is beneficial for bacterial infections and doesn't necessarily cause weight gain, what other reasons are there for keeping it low?