View Full Version : oatmeal vs grits

08-18-2002, 10:27 AM
basically just want to know if grits is good as oatmeal nutritionally... is it complex and low gi?

08-18-2002, 10:59 AM
oatmeal is way better and not just because it has a lower GI. grits are derived from corn which has very little nutritional value, especailly for a bodybuilder...

08-18-2002, 07:12 PM
i'd go with the oats. corn is def not a bodybuilders friend. well perhaps if he's bulking.

08-18-2002, 09:10 PM
yup oats all the way.

08-18-2002, 10:26 PM
Just curious: What's wrong with corn?

08-18-2002, 11:19 PM
the majority of the carbs are high GI sugars and corn is not readily digested by humans...the majority of it passes through the digetive system undigested...so there isn't much of a point eating it

08-19-2002, 06:49 PM
sorry bout that im new to the south and thought grits was just another form of oats or something haha

08-24-2002, 02:20 PM
damn, i thought that grits were the same thing as oatmeal, when i was in bootcamp they had grits, and i ate it thinking it was just like oatmeal, LOL, had no idea it was from corn, hell, half the stuff i was eating there i didnt know where it came from. got veal?

08-26-2002, 06:20 AM
Plus oatmeal just plain tastes better ;)

08-26-2002, 08:20 AM
don't you have to add something into grits just to make them edible? maybe that's why those restaurants down South add butter or fried catfish into them.