I hadn't even heard of GMO until I read this. I guess I'll have to see if I can find somewhere that sells grits made from real corn. I grew up in the south where grits are like water. I could live without them if I had to, but I hope I don't have to. As far as the sausage I was looking into that one because my husband loves sausage, but I don't really want to go through the trouble of making it if I can find an alternative. I noticed you mentioned avoiding soy and I saw something about that they other day. What's bad about soy?
current weight: 139.6
Fitness Minutes: (156,675) Posts: 20,401 3/26/10 3:15 P
Well. Most corn is GMO. Corn is used for so many things. It is part of the FAT problem. When I looked up the nutrients in corn, I found that there are nutrients in it, but I think there are a lot more nutrient dense foods out there. Just the fact that if isn't organic, it's most likely GMO. And that could be a potentially dangerous food. No thanks!
Grits Grits are coarsely ground dried corn. Prior to being dried the hull and germ of the kernel is removed. The resulting “hominy corn” is often bleached prior to grinding. The larger of the ground kernels becomes grits and the finer is cornmeal (polenta).
There are three types of grits sold in America today. The first grinding results in a larger grain and these grits take longer to cook. Quick grits are grits that have been pressed into smaller granules and, as the name implies, cook much faster. Instant grits have been precooked and dried. Adding hot water is all it takes to have instant grits. (They taste more like hot water than grits.)
The more basic ingredient that you begin with the better end product you will usually have. Grits are a great example of how using ingredients in the a less processed state results in a better final recipe. Instant grits don’t have much flavor and the coarse grind grits have a more complex corn flavor.
Well. I'm from Canada and I have never eaten (or even seen) grits... I'm not even sure what they are.
Sausage? I avaoid sausage, even though I like it. I have on occasion had a lean turkey sausage. The product I would get is Lilydale, lean turkey sausage, natural smoked, no nitrates. I don't really buy it very often, because it's not organic. I'm not sure I would consider any sausage from the grocery store as clean... I would also avoid the SOY products in the sausage you mentioned. You can bet almost for sure that it is GMO. There are also some other highly processed ingredients in that list...
I just started eating clean recently and have not seen anyone mention grits as a clean food yet. I don't know why they wouldn't be but if anyone could help me out with this I would appreciate it. Also I was looking at gimme lean sausage and I don't understand half of what the ingredients are on there, but I figured if anyone would be able to help then yall would be the one's to ask. The ingredients are Water, textured soy protein concentrate, soy flour, tapioca starch, soy sauce (water, soybeans, salt, wheat), less than 2% of: soy protein isolate, natural flavors (from vegetable sources), wheat gluten, soy protein concentrate, cellulose gum, natural cane sugar, sea salt, spices, soy milk powder, maltodextrin, barley malt extract, torula yeast, beet powder, salt, yeast extract. Thanks for the help!
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this website can be used without the permission of SparkPeople or its authorized affiliates.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.