Does grinding oats effect the GI?

  1. Does grinding oats effect the GI?

    Just a thought I'd have to believe it would digest faster does this increase the GI?

  2. Not significantly according to this study:
    1: Am J Clin Nutr. 1988 Apr;47(4):675-82. Links
    Particle size of wheat, maize, and oat test meals: effects on plasma glucose and insulin responses and on the rate of starch digestion in vitro.
    Heaton KW, Marcus SN, Emmett PM, Bolton CH.
    University Department of Medicine, Bristol Royal Infirmary, UK.

    When normal volunteers ate isocaloric wheat-based meals, their plasma insulin responses (peak concentration and area under curve) increased stepwise: whole grains less than cracked grains less than coarse flour less than fine flour. Insulin responses were also greater with fine maizemeal than with whole or cracked maize grains but were similar with whole groats, rolled oats, and fine oatmeal. The peak-to-nadir swing of plasma glucose was greater with wheat flour than with cracked or whole grains. In vitro starch hydrolysis by pancreatic amylase was faster with decreasing particle size with all three cereals. Correlation with the in vivo data was imperfect. Oat-based meals evoked smaller glucose and insulin responses than wheat- or maize-based meals. Particle size influences the digestion rate and consequent metabolic effects of wheat and maize but not oats. The increased insulin response to finely ground flour may be relevant to the etiology of diseases associated with hyperinsulinemia and to the management of diabetes.

    PMID: 2451416 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

  3. Great bit of info there! This has been a ongoing debate and this is the first real study I have seen on the topic.

  4. Thats a great study.

  5. Does it make a difference in the GI on how well you chew them? If so is it a significant amount?

  6. Quote Originally Posted by rpen22 View Post
    Not significantly according to this study:
    awesome info rpen. I cant stand eating oats but grinding them up with water and cake batter protein really hits the spot.


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