granola cereal

msann
By msann Latest Reply 2011-01-19 23:49:49 -0600
Started 2011-01-12 00:33:10 -0600

hey guys do granola cereal raise your bsl,it is good but raise my bsl, any ideas


5 replies

echowit
echowit 2011-01-19 23:49:49 -0600 Report

I'd follow Gabby's advice and control the ingredients yourself. Most of the cereal shelf stuff is formulated by current cost of ingredients and is definately a little 'hyped' as to content and benefit.

Actually, sounds like it's just doing its job. I don't know when or how the myth of granola as "health food" got started. It's just trail-mix in a bowl and trail mix is supposed to jack up your energy (read 'sugar') level.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-01-12 18:19:24 -0600 Report

You can make your own granola and control the sweetener that is in it that way. That will help a lot. You can also make it with more nuts instead of the dried fruits and that too will reduce those pesky carbs. It is a whole grain food, and if you find the raw ingredients are friendly to you, you can choose what to use.

Anything that is processed will most likely have high fructose corn syrup in it, even if it is called "natural". Just look at a cereal box ingredients of those "healthy foods". Look for organic grains and seeds, that way you can avoid some of those glucose raising ingredients.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-01-12 13:45:58 -0600 Report

I stay away from it too. Carbs is carbs, even if they are complex. I'd rather save my carbs for something I REALLY LIKE.