Question about oats

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by Stuckey1, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. Stuckey1

    Stuckey1 White Belt

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    Why are instant oats not as good as others? I really only have time for instant oatmeal, but eat some probably 5-6 days per week. Is there anything wrong with eating instant oatmeal that often?
     
  2. Mathias

    Mathias Blue Belt

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    I believe they're higher GI.
     
  3. B3rserk3R

    B3rserk3R Brown Belt

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    normal oats take 7 minutes to cook max, are you really that squeezed for time?
     
  4. XTrainer

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    I doubt you only have time for instant oatmeal. I put my old fashioned (supposedly "slow cooking") oats in a bowl, fill the bowl with water until it it just barely submerges the oats, and then microwave for 1:45. Protein powder, etc. is added after. Total prep time is about 3 minutes, tops.
     
  5. Fozzy1

    Fozzy1 Guest

    there is a GI difference between the heavily processed quick oats and traditional rolled/steel cut oats, fact.

    Make time to cook them. I cook mine in tea the night before, then when I wake up in the morning, I chuck it on for 5 minutes in the microwave while I am on the loo.

    Get off the loo, wash hands, and breakky is ready. Just add a banana and some protein, beautiful.

    ~Foz
     
  6. ronin0352

    ronin0352 Lift, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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    In tea?? What kind of tea do you use? That sounds interesting, I may have to try it
     
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    Jimmy Key v.1.4** Brown Belt

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    bump!

    i want to know more about using tea!
     
  8. ozzie

    ozzie Brown Belt

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    I'm pretty sure the extra processing makes them less nutritious also.
    edit: woops just realized this is an old post. Making oats with tea? Sounds awful, but I'm willing to give anything a try.
     
  9. Andy Rickert

    Andy Rickert Amateur Fighter

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    Iv been soaking my oats in milk overnight. Delicious man. Makes it more like a normal cereal. 0 prep time in the morning
     
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    canadapride** Banned Banned

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    ^^^
    Brilliant
     
  11. Fozzy1

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    only a few months late. I just use my favourite english breakfast tea of the moment. I'm not a fussy tea drinker, but I'm starting to look for some stronger english teas.

    ~Foz
     
  12. ozzie

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    Yum! Have you tried this method with steel cut oats? Also, I assume you leave it in the fridge overnight?
     
  13. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    Where's the bacon, the eggs, the sausages, the greens


    FAIL
     
  14. Nubster

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    So steel cut > rolled > quick oats > instant oats but how much difference is there between steel cut and rolled because there is a pretty huge price difference that prevents me from buying steel cut.
     
  15. Andy Rickert

    Andy Rickert Amateur Fighter

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    been using normal steel cut oats, just cover with wrap in the fridge. Good to go
     
  16. Corrosion

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    I'm curious...how does the type oats affect their G.I.? Aren't the instant ones just cut smaller?
     
  17. DrBdan

    DrBdan Something clever

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    They are cut smaller which means they are digested faster, thus higher GI. Also, I've read that some instant oats are also pre-steamed to soften them up so all they need is boiling water poured on them. This also speeds up the digestion process.
     
  18. IDRISCKY

    IDRISCKY Purple Belt

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    WTF.

    "C'mon, Fozzy! A little bit of this is good for you! Builds your immune system."
     
  19. byukid

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    i finally found some steel cut oats at a reasonable price. praise be to HEB (my grocery store)
     
  20. JoelThomas

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    You use the prescribed milk to oats ratio, or do you cut back on the milk?
     

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