View Full Version : Grits and Oatmeal
05-20-2002, 08:23 PM
When is a good time to eat either? Which is better? How does it relate to bodybuilding etc?
Grits taste awful but is it bad to eat at night or what?
05-21-2002, 08:41 AM
They are carbohydrate sources. Oatmeal is probably better than grits because it is less processed than grits. Eat them anytime you need a carb source.
Personally I like grits with runny eggs and shredded cheese.
05-21-2002, 09:51 AM
Up here in Canada, we call grits 'Cream of Wheat'.
Anyway, IMHO oatmeal is always better than wheat -- but I'm not a big fan of wheat.
There's also degrees of processing and quality for oatmeal. "instant' oatmeal and/or Quick Rolled Oats are processed a bit... I think the best kind is the non-rolled 'steel cut' irish-style oatmeal. Takes a while to cook, but great fibre!!
05-21-2002, 12:11 PM
Cream of Wheat is different, especially the brand name product. Cream of Wheat is wheat, grits is corn. Same thing as hominy. The corn is soaked in a lye solution, dried and ground.
05-21-2002, 01:25 PM
Ah, my bad. Looked similar, so I assumed.
I think oats are better than corn, too though. :D
05-21-2002, 02:05 PM
So is Cream of Wheat bad? Man I love that stuff
05-21-2002, 02:12 PM
I don't think it's BAD, per se.
Check on the stats re: protein/carb/fat and I think it's a decent lowfat carb source.
But I just don't like wheat, for a variety of reasons. if you love it, and it works for you, I say go for it. It not like you're eating Frosted Flakes or something.
05-21-2002, 03:19 PM
Cream of Wheat is good. A gift from God. :)
05-21-2002, 03:58 PM
Oatmeal is good, Cream of Wheat is good...now grits are just plain nasty...bleh.
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