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While eating grits may not be classed by many as a 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 was 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 only give you a better full than white grits but the benefits far out ways that than of white grits. What amazed me more is that besides the yellow grits that I enjoyed eating, I discovered another 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 island Nassau being the capital and those other islands that are very beautiful we called the family island. These islands are very quiet, with lots of beautiful beaches, white sand, and blue skies. Just thought to mention that.

So now both my household along with myself is stuck on eating yellow grits. I do not add any butter after it is cooked but eat it as is. Because many people 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 to yellow grits serves.

Health benefits of yellow Grits

1.Because you are filled for a look time after eating yellow grits, you will notice a decrease in your weight because you will eat less.

2.Can aid in good bowel movement.

3.Contains antioxidants.

4.Immune support.

5.May help to promote brain health.

Nutritional value of yellow grits

Vitamin Bs, Vitamin E, Fiber, Folate and Protein

Final word

When it comes to planning our meals we should always eat the best and the best means eating healthy. Our bodies are like a machine, if we put poor quality 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 the healthy stuff to promote a healthy lifestyle.

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13 comments

  1. Monique Hrebeniuk says:

    Hi, Norman. A few years ago I tried some grits when I was visiting in Georgia. You are right it would take some time to get used to eating it. I have, to be honest, it was not my favorite. One question that I do have is what is grits made of?

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Monique so good to meet you and thanks for sharing. Grits is produced from dried kernels of corn, hope this helps. All the best to you.

  2. Rob says:

    Another great read! I don’t believe I have ever eaten grits, let alone yellow grits. My breakfasts usually consists of bacon, eggs and toast. No wonder I am struggling with belly fat. What would you recommend to eat with yellow grits in the morning. I’m usually pretty hungry and tend to over eat in the morning.

    1. Norman says:

      Rob so nice to meet you, yellow grits is great and do benefit the body. You can eat eggs, bacons, hot dog, susage, fish and so on. Hope this helps. All the best to you and have a good day.

  3. Adriana says:

    I was trying out a new recipe that involves grita and I had no idea what they were or with the health benefits involved were. Really good job explaining it. I will see if I can acquire the taste because I am a little bit of a picky eater but I am trying to also eat a little healthier. I may start off with a little butter though and then slowly Wayne off of it to get the fullest potential of the grit.

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Adriana it is so good to meet you, Yellow grits is healthy very filling and is great to start to your morning. Thanks for commenting, I am glad that I could help and have a good day.

  4. HappyB says:

    Hi Norman. A fascinating website.
    Very interesting angle on the health benefits of grits.
    I noticed in other people’s comments that several ask: “What are grits? and “How do you make them?”
    I would like to add; “What is the difference in ingredients between the different coloured grits?”
    I think it might help to add those answers to your site because, for example, grits are unknown here in the UK.
    It would help us to understand if we knew exactly what they are.
    Grits come from died corn? That sounds very good for roughage.
    Maybe a little recipe could be added. I would love to try them.
    I think we need to look into this some more.
    Thanks again Norman for making us aware of the health benefits of grits..

    1. Norman says:

      Hello HappyB it is so good to hear from you. And thanks a million for those kind words and for your advice. I willl look into this. All the best to you and have a good evening.

  5. Laurie says:

    Good information. I am a HUGE fan of oatmeal, and I eat it every morning for breakfast. I also enjoy cream of wheat, but I’ve never tried either white or yellow grits. Would it be considered in the same family as the oatmeal and cream of wheat? Do you eat it, like you would oatmeal? I never realized the excellent health benefits to yellow grits. Now you have my interest!! Great article.

  6. Laurie says:

    Very nice site and great information on yellow grits. I never realized the excellent health benefits in yellow grits. I eat oatmeal everyday for breakfast but I have never tried grits. Would you consider them to be in the same family as oatmeal or cream of wheat? I love both of those. I found your site to be simple and easy to navigate. Great job!!

    Here is the comment that I left on your site, as well.

    Good information. I am a HUGE fan of oatmeal, and I eat it every morning for breakfast. I also enjoy cream of wheat, but I’ve never tried either white or yellow grits. Would it be considered in the same family as the oatmeal and cream of wheat? Do you eat it, like you would oatmeal? I never realized the excellent health benefits to yellow grits. Now you have my interest!! Great article.

    Laurie

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Laurie it is so good to meet you and thanks a million for those very kind words. Yellow gits sure do have its share of benefits that can do our bodies good. Yellow grits has a coarser texture than oat meal although they may look the same at first glance.

      Instruction on how to cook grits can be found right on the box. All you do is measure out the amount of water based on serving size of grits, bring water to a boil, add a pinch of salt then as you pour grits, with a pot spoon stir litely.

      The goal is to make sure that your grits do not get lumps but remain smooth, turn stove down so it do not burn and let simmer for 15-20 minutes. Be careful you don’t want grits to get on skin because it can really burn.

      Hope this helps and thanks a million again, wishing you the best of success.

  7. Letsret says:

    I have never tried grits but it sounds like something I should. My morning meal usually consists of yogurt and fruit, but maybe this is something I need to try.

    Where do grits come from? Also, when you cook them do your add anything to them like cinnamon or any other spices.

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Lester, grits makes a great choice when it comes to breakfast. Grits is made from the dry kernel of corn. Direction to cook can be found on the box. Measure out the amount of water and grits according to serving size, add water to pot along with a pinch of salt.

      Bring water to a boil and add grits, with a pot spoon stir grits as you pour because if you don’t stir grits will have lumps. The goal here is to keep the grits as smooth as possible. Turn heat down and allow grits to simmer for 10 -15 minutes.

      and you are good to go. Some persons add a little butter for extra flavor, but I eat it without butter. Also be very careful and do not let grits get on skin because it can really burn when hot. Hope those helps. All the best to to and please let me know how it goes. Have a good day.

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