I HATED oatmeal until I found steel cut. Now I eat them every day - with a scoop of strawberry protein powder for breakfast. It's my favorite meal of the day! Keep in mind that 600 calories is measured dry. With steel cut, your ratio is 4:1 water to oats, so 1 cup cooked is actually 1/4 C dry or 150 calories.Anyone use steel cut oats?
600 calories per cup.
Agreed. The enzymes, minerals, and vitamins in fruits and greens have an edge over grain foods for a bodybuilder, imo.more vitamins more minerals possibly same fiber content? i used to eat oatmeal or grits then realized they are boring in comparison to the taste of fruit and fruit might have more nutrients. don't know this as fact but i think its a definite possibilty. sorry to high jack thread but i think its workth mentioning.
So I noticed that the old fashioned oats were kinda bloating me.Agreed. The enzymes, minerals, and vitamins in fruits and greens have an edge over grain foods for a bodybuilder, imo.
Also, if you consider the validity of total renal acid load creating negative effects including bone demineralization that is caused by grain foods, and meat intake; then you'll see the clear winner for carb sources are fresh fruits and green veggies.
Well raw fruits and greens have enzymes. Yes, many of these serve the food's innate requirements and are destroyed by your own digestive system, however, many flora enzymes will continue to be beneficial for you. In addition, cooking your veggies properly will "unlock" may minerals and enzymes that you will benefit from as well. Bloating and gas is one sign of a possible enzyme deficiency. If you choose to eat starchy foods like sweet taters, go for it. However, to get the maximum nutritional benefits from it, you should juice it or eat them raw.So I noticed that the old fashioned oats were kinda bloating me.
Switched to steel cut and love the whole taste/texture effect,
but still kinda bloated me.
some kinds of complex carbs do that to me, bread, pasta, rice is almost OK, but other than that...all the grains.
Mostly using sweet potato (love 'em...)
So maybe I could do some thing different?
Right after this diet...
(hazy light in the distance...)
you think that I could...you know...