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TigerStealth
10-30-2007, 04:25 PM
Which do you prefer?

I think Quick taste the best and are the easiest to prepare

Is there any nutritional difference between them? I know quick are the most "processed" but does this have any real effect?

AllGenetix
10-30-2007, 04:48 PM
i like quick and regular for oatmeal, steel cut takes too much time and is too gritty for me. there is not much difference between quick and old fashioned but steel cut is much lower GI and calorically more dense. i use quick pre/post WO and old fashioned for breakfast and other times of the day

TigerStealth
10-30-2007, 04:57 PM
i like quick and regular for oatmeal, steel cut takes too much time and is too gritty for me. there is not much difference between quick and old fashioned but steel cut is much lower GI and calorically more dense. i use quick pre/post WO and old fashioned for breakfast and other times of the day

steel cut is really that much lower GI??

I was under the impression that even regular or quick oats were about as low GI as you could get

Ryan314
10-30-2007, 05:06 PM
I like the mixability of quick oats, but the taste of regular oats is better (nuttier)

AllGenetix
10-30-2007, 05:16 PM
steel cut GI is as low as 42 while old fashioned and quick can have high as 65-70. they are both rediculously healthy and "low" GI. the only difference is processing, cook time, and calorie density (1/4 cup steel cut = 1/2 cup regular)

TigerStealth
10-31-2007, 05:03 AM
steel cut GI is as low as 42 while old fashioned and quick can have high as 65-70. they are both rediculously healthy and "low" GI. the only difference is processing, cook time, and calorie density (1/4 cup steel cut = 1/2 cup regular)

thanks for the info bro, where did you get the info for their GI scores?

mustang22
10-31-2007, 05:53 AM
actually regular quick oats have a GI of around 48 and instant oats have a GI of about 68

justanothagirl
10-31-2007, 06:21 AM
i use the quick oats, they have better structure imo (just pop it in the microwave, n it comes out pretty smooth), and they taste good :)

yawaii29
10-31-2007, 07:16 AM
I prefer the regular, but I also eat the steel cut.