advertisement
Question
Posted by: Maria | 2010/08/30

Mieliepap - GI

Is it true that cooled down mieliepap has a lower GI than freshly cooked and hot? If you heat the pap up again, what effect does that have on the GI?

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageDietDoc

Dear Maria
Cooking, cooling and reheating starchy foods like potatoes and porridges make the starch more difficult to digest and absorb, thus slowing down the increase in blood sugar from those foods considerably and also slowing and lowering the insulin peak you will experience. Thus cooked, cooled and reheated potatoes and porridge have a lower GI than potatoes or porridge that are just cooked and eaten hot which are easy to absorb and make your blood sugar and insulin shoot up. So cooked and cooked maize meal porridge has a low-GI, but if you heat it up, you may make it more easily absorbable again and increase its GI.
Best regards
DietDoc

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

2
Our users say:
Posted by: DEL | 2010/08/30

Yes that is true, my dietician also told me the same thing.
You are allowed to warm it up again.

Reply to DEL
Posted by: DietDoc | 2010/08/30

Dear Maria
Cooking, cooling and reheating starchy foods like potatoes and porridges make the starch more difficult to digest and absorb, thus slowing down the increase in blood sugar from those foods considerably and also slowing and lowering the insulin peak you will experience. Thus cooked, cooled and reheated potatoes and porridge have a lower GI than potatoes or porridge that are just cooked and eaten hot which are easy to absorb and make your blood sugar and insulin shoot up. So cooked and cooked maize meal porridge has a low-GI, but if you heat it up, you may make it more easily absorbable again and increase its GI.
Best regards
DietDoc

Reply to DietDoc

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
advertisement