Corn Grits and Corned Beef, High Glycemic?

by McDonald Plummer
(Columbus, Georgia)

Visitor Question:

I don't see grits listed in any category, nor corned beef. I like grits occasionally for breakfast and corned beef and cabbage for St Patty's Day. What about their GI ratings?


Lifetime Fat Loss Answers:

You are right Mac, grits and corned beef are not on the lists. Since grits are made from corn and corn is on the high glycemic list, grits are high glycemic. Corned beef, however, is just salted beef and beef is low glycemic. All that salt though is not great to eat too often.

If you are not pre-diabetic or diabetic, eating grits once in a while for breakfast, as long as you are following the portion control tips, shouldn't be a problem in managing your weight. I say this because it's far better to enjoy something occasionally that you love in the morning or at your noon day meal, even if it's high glycemic, especially if it's healthy food. Depriving yourself of ALL high glycemic foods ALL the time may be counter productive.

You could have 2 oz. of grits with meat, eggs and fruit. This needs to be a way of eating you can live with all the time so if you really like grits why not just have them for breakfast.

Since it's St. Patricks Day eat your grits and corned beef and enjoy! Most pure proteins are low glycemic. Of course, eating salted meats on a regular basis is too much salt for your health and your weight management, but hey, it's St. Patty's Day!

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