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trojan1444
12-27-2004, 09:47 PM
I've read a bunch of places that cooking something raises the GI....

So does this mean that the longer you microwave oatmeal, the higher the GI?

Does a piece of bread have a higher GI if you toast it?

Shao-LiN
12-28-2004, 06:57 PM
Beats me...I wouldn't be so obsessive compulsive about minor things like cooking your oatmeal an extra 30 seconds.

Teh BDK
12-29-2004, 05:50 AM
I've never heard this. So it must be BS.

Are you sure it isn't referring to processing food, and not cooking?

restless
12-29-2004, 06:21 AM
I've never heard this. So it must be BS.






Nice line of thinking there.....


Anything that will speed the digestion of a food will raise the GI. Cooking is one of them.

restless
12-29-2004, 06:23 AM
Does a piece of bread have a higher GI if you toast it?

In this case probably not but don't forget bread is not a raw food as it was cooked already, in the case of raw versus coooked ot meal it will. I have no ideia on how much of an increase it will cause though.

ryuage
12-29-2004, 07:52 AM
and if it did matter would you just not cook your food anymore?