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    Sweet Potato GI?

    I've heard that Sweet Potatos and Yams and are better and that they have a lower GI, but why. How are they different than normal potatos that makes them lower GI. Is the chemical makeup different or whatever?
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    It depends on the starches (complex carbs) that make up the foods, some are slower to digest than others. Different foods have differing amounts and types of starches.

    You can find the GI of any carb containing food by going to the GI database at

    www.glycemicindex.com
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    GI is stupid. sweet potatos are good for you. i posted a sweet potato recipe heat up sweet potato, peel skin, mash it, (butter optional, depending when eating it) add some choco protein poweder and some whey. stir and eat.
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    Originally Posted by corple
    GI is stupid. sweet potatos are good for you. i posted a sweet potato recipe heat up sweet potato, peel skin, mash it, (butter optional, depending when eating it) add some choco protein poweder and some whey. stir and eat.
    hmm, i might give that a try

    do u think id be able to microwave it for heating tho?
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    Originally Posted by corple
    GI is stupid. sweet potatos are good for you. i posted a sweet potato recipe heat up sweet potato, peel skin, mash it, (butter optional, depending when eating it) add some choco protein poweder and some whey. stir and eat.
    GI is not "stupid". It just isnt as important as some people make out.
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    Originally Posted by Diab0lic
    GI is not "stupid". It just isnt as important as some people make out.
    I don't think GI is too important as long as your eating whole natural foods. My body is so used to eating healthy I get an insulin rush off of a little cookie or peice of candy.
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    Originally Posted by Liquid
    hmm, i might give that a try

    do u think id be able to microwave it for heating tho?
    Sure, I do that. It takes about 7 minutes on high for an average sized yam or sweet potato. I put some spreadable land o lakes butter (lower in fat) or their low fat butter on it and that cinnamon in a grinder on top.

    You can try it without the butter and just use the cinnamon alone. You can get the cinnamon mill in the spice section in case you've never seen that.

    Tastes a lot better than your standard powdered cinnamon.

    I almost forgot that I poke it with a fork before cooking a few times so they don't explode in the microwave.
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    Originally Posted by Liquid
    hmm, i might give that a try

    do u think id be able to microwave it for heating tho?
    When I cook them in the microwave, I chop them into wedges and put them into a bowl of hot water from the tap or jug. Then 8 minutes on high and theyre done nicely. If you do it without the water, Ive found that they go dry and are not as nice to eat.

    You wont really wana do this if youre mixing it with whey though, this is for sweet potatoes alone.
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    Originally Posted by Liquid
    hmm, i might give that a try

    do u think id be able to microwave it for heating tho?
    yeah i microwave mine.

    sounds like a good idea diabolic :\ never did it with water, cause they were always so easy to mash anyway. they are kind of dry. thanks for the tip
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    That thing is out of whack, I searched oats, and it says GI of fructose with oats is 25, but steel cut oats are 52. And All bran fruit and oats, its GI is 39, how can it be lower than just plain straight up steel cut oats?
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    i agree.. that thing doesnt make any sense
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    Originally Posted by MattM
    i agree.. that thing doesnt make any sense
    Anyone have any input, I mean if sugar has a lower GI than steel cut oats then thats wack lol... Someone explain the website to me because it makes no sense, why do I bother eating that **** when some better tasting cereal with dried fruits and nuts has half the GI?
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    IMO, structuring your nutrional plan around GI is not rational. If you eat good nutritional whole foods with a mix of lean meats, fiberous vegatables, and starch and eat meals often you will not need to concern yourself with GI. The combonation of the foods will balance out the overal GI, not to mention the higher frequency of eating will lower overall effective GI of foods

    Eat good and eat often and don't concern yourself with GI, unless you are doing if for medial purposes.
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    Originally Posted by Diab0lic
    When I cook them in the microwave, I chop them into wedges and put them into a bowl of hot water from the tap or jug. Then 8 minutes on high and theyre done nicely. If you do it without the water, Ive found that they go dry and are not as nice to eat.

    You wont really wana do this if youre mixing it with whey though, this is for sweet potatoes alone.
    That's a pretty good idea with the water. What I do is cut them in 2-4 pieces, microwave with a paper towell over them for only about 4 minutes (this would vary depending in microwave power..), then I take them out and put them in the toaster oven for about 3 minutes. The result is a nice moist inside with a slightly crisped outer surface, which I think tastes very good.
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    Originally Posted by TurboGuy
    IMO, structuring your nutrional plan around GI is not rational. If you eat good nutritional whole foods with a mix of lean meats, fiberous vegatables, and starch and eat meals often you will not need to concern yourself with GI. The combonation of the foods will balance out the overal GI, not to mention the higher frequency of eating will lower overall effective GI of foods

    Eat good and eat often and don't concern yourself with GI, unless you are doing if for medial purposes.
    Yes but the site is making it seem as if eating oatmeal with sugar is better than eating it alone, it doesnt make sense!
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