Grits and when I lived in Africa I liked Mealy-Meal

Jim T
By Jim T Latest Reply 2010-12-16 12:36:12 -0600
Started 2010-10-19 09:27:27 -0500

Doctor says too much corn/maize product is bad. I like grits for breakfast. Is that ok or should I skip it some days? I am so old how can it hurt me now?


6 replies

Lymy 2010-12-16 12:36:12 -0600 Report

God gal you can have em. When I came over here from England, the passaengers were talking about something I had to have when I got here. When I mentioned to my mother in law she said she couldn't think what on earth they were talking about unless it was grits. She said no one in her house liked them so she never bought them, but she would make me some if I wanted them. I kindly refused her the trouble. My husband nad I were married a month after I arrived and we went to the NC coast for a one night honeymoon. Grits was on the menu with everything at the restaurant the next morning so I got to taste them. Oh my God they were awful!!! When my children came along they liked the ham grits with a boiled egg cut up into them. Now neither of them eat them either.

Warm regards for this cold weather

Diane987 2010-10-20 07:50:23 -0500 Report

I love grits too! Like Gabby and Jay said, you should check your BS before and 2 hours after you eat to see how the grits affects your blood sugar level. If it is really bad, you should probably consider eating something else. If your BS is only slightly high after you eat you could try a smaller portion size and adding some protein o your meal like eggs and/or cheese. The protein will slow down the absorption rate of the grits. I make cheese grits with low-fat cheddar cheese melted in grits. I always have eggs or left-over baked fish with my cheese grits for breakfast.
Good luck!

GabbyPA 2010-10-19 14:39:33 -0500 Report

I love corn...but corn hates me. I have eliminated almost all corn products from my diet including those hidden in the ingredients. Some people are very sensitive to it, and I am one. Like Jay said, test after you eat your grits and see what your meter says. Mine says "Girl, what are you doin'?" LOL

jayabee52 2010-10-19 14:34:26 -0500 Report

Howdy Jim T


Regarding your last query, You have no information on your profile which would indicate how old you might be. However, I suspect you want to live as long and complication free life as possible. Therefore IMO it would be useful to avoid foods which higher glycemic index values, which corn/maize is one.

When you eat grits for breakfast what does your meter tell you? Have you tested your BG#s before, and then 1 hour and 2 hours after such a meal? That may tell you how much damage you may be doing when you eat that.

Blessings to you and yours


Jim T
Jim T 2010-10-19 18:56:51 -0500 Report

I am 80.


jayabee52 2010-10-19 20:23:33 -0500 Report

I have friends and acquaintences who are 90 plus (10 years can be a long time). No one knows for sure how long they'll live. Please test your BG#s to see if the grits, or any of the corn products you like are raising your BGs to a dangerous level. Then you can decide how to deal with those foods.



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