The Health Side of Grits
While eating grits may not be classed by many as breakfast food we certainly cannot deny that in many cultures, grits tops the list when it comes to breakfast time. So grits are one of the mean breakfast foods.
Many years ago white grits were a part of my diet, then the time came when I made a switch when I was introduced to yellow grits. I had to get used to the taste but now I cannot stop eating it because
yellow grits do not have you fuller than white grits but the benefits far out ways white grits. What amazed me more is that besides the yellow grits that I enjoyed eating, I discovered a grits that is also yellow but much coarser and fills you even faster.
We call this coarse yellow grits island grits that are produced on what we call the family islands. In the Bahamas we have many islands Nassau being the capital and the other islands that are so beautiful we called the family or out islands. These islands are very quiet, with lots of beautiful beaches, white sand, and blue skies. I just thought to mention that.
So now both my household along with myself is stuck on eating yellow grits. I don’t add any butter after it’s cooked but eat it as is. Because many persons defeat the purpose by adding unhealthy butter and fats that can cause weight gain.
If you must add butter make it a lite spread or use the healthier natural butter.
With all of that said then what other benefits do yellow grits serve.
Health benefits of yellow Grits
1. A diet in grits has been linked to weight loss.
2. It can aid in good bowel movement.
3. Contains antioxidants.
4. Immune support.
5. May help to promote brain health.
6. Yellow grits is a good source of protein, Protein helps to repair cells, tissue and build muscles.
7. Grits is not fattening.
Nutritional value of yellow grits
Vitamin Bs, Vitamin E, Fiber, Folate and Protein
The final word
When it comes to planning our meals we should always eat the best and the best mean eating healthy. Our bodies are like a machine, if we put unhealthy foods in our bodies we will face many health issues but if we give our bodies what it needs we will be promoting good health that will lead to a more healthier and productive life. So give your body those healthy foods to promote a healthy lifestyle.