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2007/06/20 11:52:46 (permalink)
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Sweet Potato

Is sweet potato more of a fibrous carb then say rice and pasta?

Therefore, is it best to have sweet potato over rice and pasta for your last carbohydrate meal.
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    RE: Sweet Potato 2007/06/20 12:52:47 (permalink)
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    It probably varies from the type sweet potatoe, same with types of pasta, but i guess not as much as in rice i guess.

    There's about 3gr of fibre per 100 g of sweet potatoe.

    Pasta, corn, cooked = 2.5 gr of fibre (Ref: www.nutritiondata.com)
    Pasta, fresh-refrigerated, plain, as purchased = hardly any (Ref: www.nutritiondata.com)
    Pasta, fresh-refrigerated, plain, cooked = hardly any (Ref: www.nutritiondata.com)

    There are lots of varieties of rice & varies from 1 type to another... E.g. Fibre per 100 g of:
    brown rice = 3.2 gr
    white rice = 1.3 gr
    wild rice = 6.2 gr

    (REF: ''NUTRITION ALMANAC'' (fifth edition) by Lavon J. Dunne)

    U can also check out the:
    http://www.nutritiondata.com/foods-rice000000000000000000000.html
    It has lots of different varieties of rice. It shows the nutrition value per serving size (1 cup = 195 gr or so), but u can also select it to be shown in 100g or 1oz (28g)

    It has:
    Rice, brown, long-grain, cooked
    Rice, brown, long-grain, raw
    Rice, brown, medium-grain, cooked
    Rice, brown, medium-grain, raw
    Rice, white, glutinous, cooked
    Rice, white, glutinous, raw
    Rice, white, long-grain, parboiled, enriched, cooked
    Rice, white, long-grain, parboiled, enriched, dry
    Rice, white, long-grain, parboiled, unenriched, cooked
    Rice, white, long-grain, parboiled, unenriched, dry
    Rice, white, long-grain, precooked or instant, enriched, dry
    Rice, white, long-grain, precooked or instant, enriched, prepared
    Rice, white, long-grain, regular, cooked
    Rice, white, long-grain, regular, cooked, enriched, with salt
    Rice, white, long-grain, regular, cooked, unenriched, without salt
    Rice, white, long-grain, regular, cooked, unenriched, with salt
    Rice, white, long-grain, regular, raw, enriched
    Rice, white, long-grain, regular, raw, unenriched
    Rice, white, medium-grain, cooked
    Rice, white, medium-grain, cooked, unenriched
    Rice, white, medium-grain, raw, enriched
    Rice, white, medium-grain, raw, unenriched
    Rice, white, short-grain, cooked
    Rice, white, short-grain, cooked, unenriched
    Rice, white, short-grain, raw
    Rice, white, short-grain, raw, unenriched
    Rice, white, with pasta, cooked
    Rice, white, with pasta, dry
    Rice bran, crude
    Rice flour, brown
    Rice flour, white
    Rice noodles, cooked
    Rice noodles, dry
    Wild rice, cooked
    Wild rice, raw
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    RE: Sweet Potato 2007/06/20 13:11:50 (permalink)
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    What else will you be eating it with? ? ?

    What are your activity levels before that meal? ? ?
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    RE: Sweet Potato 2007/06/20 13:18:56 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Kelroy

    Is sweet potato more of a fibrous carb then say rice and pasta?

    Therefore, is it best to have sweet potato over rice and pasta for your last carbohydrate meal.


    What's puzzling me is: Are u asking if it is best to have sweet potatoe over rice and pasta for ur last carb meal because of fibre content or in general??
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    RE: Sweet Potato 2007/06/20 16:19:16 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: OoOGazOoO

    What else will you be eating it with? ? ?

    What are your activity levels before that meal? ? ?



    Some form of protein - chicken, beef, tuna....and selction of veg

    I usually train in the mornings so have rice or pasta PPWO. But before my last meal with carbs i would be sedate.
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    RE: Sweet Potato 2007/06/20 16:27:01 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Maija


    ORIGINAL: Kelroy

    Is sweet potato more of a fibrous carb then say rice and pasta?

    Therefore, is it best to have sweet potato over rice and pasta for your last carbohydrate meal.


    What's puzzling me is: Are u asking if it is best to have sweet potatoe over rice and pasta for ur last carb meal because of fibre content or in general??



    Sorry, not too sure what your statement means to be honest. If your asking if i feel sweet potato is better than rice or pasta regardless of prior activity and timing then no.

    Just wanted to know if sweet potato was better later in the evening as if it is more fibrous and less 'stodgy,' then it could be broken down and digested easier.
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    RE: Sweet Potato 2007/06/20 16:30:57 (permalink)
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    Sweet potato is technically a root vegetable but is still a starchy veg. It is not classes as fibrous i believe as fibrous veg like broccoli have their carbs mainly in the forms of soluble and unsoluble fibre hence the name. Dont see the issue with meal timing though, have it first thing i nthe morning or last thing at night, depends on your whole diet and goals in general.
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    RE: Sweet Potato 2007/06/20 17:03:42 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: theiopener

    Sweet potato is technically a root vegetable but is still a starchy veg. It is not classes as fibrous i believe as fibrous veg like broccoli have their carbs mainly in the forms of soluble and unsoluble fibre hence the name. Dont see the issue with meal timing though, have it first thing i nthe morning or last thing at night, depends on your whole diet and goals in general.


    I am looking to bulk as lean as possible.

    The issue with meal timing was that if sweet potato was more 'fibrous' than rice or pasta, maybe it would be better choice, over rice or pasta. I realise that sweet potato isn't technically a 'fibrous' veg like brocoli, but was just looking for a carb that fell somewhere in between fibrous and strarchy - is there any such thing, maybe oats?

    Maybe i am complicating matters but was under the impression that some forms of starchy carbs would be better later in the evening, due to how easily they could be digested - is this wrong?


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    RE: Sweet Potato 2007/06/20 21:02:39 (permalink)
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    I think you are over complicating it for your level
    Sweet tater is fine
    as is wholemeal pasta, brown rice etc - personally I like to go a little lighter with carbs when I am off to bed because I am less active then, but that means a smaller portion out of my daily amount - rather than evenly over the meals - thats all.

    Most people dont have to bother that far - just chow down on a good meal and enjoy it

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    RE: Sweet Potato 2007/06/20 22:53:10 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Kelroy


    ORIGINAL: Maija


    ORIGINAL: Kelroy

    Is sweet potato more of a fibrous carb then say rice and pasta?

    Therefore, is it best to have sweet potato over rice and pasta for your last carbohydrate meal.


    What's puzzling me is: Are u asking if it is best to have sweet potatoe over rice and pasta for ur last carb meal because of fibre content or in general??



    Sorry, not too sure what your statement means to be honest. If your asking if i feel sweet potato is better than rice or pasta regardless of prior activity and timing then no.

    Just wanted to know if sweet potato was better later in the evening as if it is more fibrous and less 'stodgy,' then it could be broken down and digested easier.


    It's just that from ur question it looked like u were saying ud have the one that's more fiborous. If that was the case (& u were also saying its coz its easier to digest?) I'd rathe look at the GI index more importantly, the slower the release the better! And maybe with saome fibrous light veg with it, like salad etc for easy digestion! ;-)
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    RE: Sweet Potato 2007/06/21 00:35:25 (permalink)
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    but GI only goes so far as you need to consider overall Glycemic Load as well - especially when food combining

    Personally thats all too much hassle!

    If you like splitting hairs n stuff and talking about fractions of a nuance - knock yourself out - but I know of precious few individuals where such a thing makes much of a difference if any!!!!

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    RE: Sweet Potato 2007/06/21 00:58:12 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Big Les

    but GI only goes so far as you need to consider overall Glycemic Load as well - especially when food combining

    Personally thats all too much hassle!

    If you like splitting hairs n stuff and talking about fractions of a nuance - knock yourself out - but I know of precious few individuals where such a thing makes much of a difference if any!!!!

    BL


    Well, it is the Nutrition Forum after all.

    It's not that hard to figure out the GI load anyway. And if one bothers to check the fibre content - then he/ she might as well check the GI index too.

    Also its only once u have to check & then remember it for future use.
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    RE: Sweet Potato 2007/06/21 10:20:26 (permalink)
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    Aye thats true - and its good to discuss these things.
    But I like to keep a focus on practical application, and often its best to ignore the full depth exploration when you are seeking a practical outcome.
    Sure we can discuss it, but for me its contributing to actual practice that is the No1 goal - especially in this forum.

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