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Low GI cereals?

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by chl0ejasmine, May 25, 2015.

  1. chl0ejasmine

    chl0ejasmine Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone

    I'm getting a bit bored of having omelettes for breakfast every morning, but the porridge I used to buy would not bring my levels down to normal, never mind how much insulin I gave myself.

    I was wondering what cereals work for you guys and keep your levels in normal range?
     
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    DeejayR Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    For some reason wholegrain oats (groats) soaked overnight in a thermos of hot water and then added to other stuff is ok for me. I use variously chia seeds, flax seeds, berries, butter, coconut oil, sweetener, almond milk and double cream and sometimes the whole lot at once. Oh, and mixed nuts. Very satisfying. I assume the fat content spreads the sugar load. Well over 30 carbs per half-litre bowl I think and the only high-carb recipe I deliberately eat.
     
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  3. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Porridge, but not the instant variety like Ready Brek as these are highly processed/milled and can spike bg levels badly.

    If you try porridge again look for Pinhead, Rough-Cut or Irish Oats as these are lower gi and take longer to digest, I also add some fats in the way of seeds (pumpkin, linseeds & sunflower) to the mix as well as some Greek Yogurt and Blueberries.
     
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    chl0ejasmine Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you both! @noblehead Which brands would you recommend?
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Holland & Barrett do a few, one is Bob's Red Mill Steel Cut Oats or there's Prewetts Course Oats that I've used several times now, the brand I'm using at the moment is Flavavan's Irish Organic Jumbo Oats which I purchased from Sainsbury's, but there's a lot to choose from so have a look around.
     
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    chl0ejasmine Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have the flavavan oats which you pick in the microwave for 2 minutes - would they still be causing me to spike?
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Not sure which variety of oats they are, I know Flahaven do a few and yours look like the highly processed instant type, the one I'm using takes a while to cook thoroughly in the pan as the oats are quite big.
     
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    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I have one tblspoon of hot oat cereal, one tablespoon of oatbran microwaved with some milk and water. Then add one dessertspn of milled flax seed. It has a few carbs in it but doesn't cause me to spike. I also have bran flakes and add nuts and, if I've got them, blueberries which I have with ffat milk.
     
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