I spike my insulin with Dextrose post work other then that I try not to. I used to add ground oats to my shakes and would get a insulin spike. I have added flax seeds and mct, they dampened the insulin effect but still spiked it. I ended up adding whole oats
Yep - you've mentioned this before and it makes perfect sense; grinding the raw oats into powder increases the surface area enzymes can work on, so it can be digested into glucose at a faster rate, spiking blood sugar / insulin levels sooner after consumption, rather than the slow, long increase from intact raw oats. What I can't find out is how 100g powdered oats compares to 100g glucose, maltodextrine etc in terms of rate of digestion. I've seen people mentioning adding olive oil or flax seed oil to your powdered oat protein shakes to slow down the rate of digestion, but again, no information on the degree to which this slows down the process. Either way, still way cheaper and probably a little healthier than the sugars in most commercial mass gainers.
Powdered oats have a high Gi rating so will react almost like sugar.
Brilliant deal. Especially for bulking. But I’m avoiding dairy and having a much more manageable digestive system in the process :)
230g per serving? If you want to make a mass-gainer or need a recovery shake, just buy a 5kg bag of whey concentrate or isolate, and a couple of 5kg bags of powdered oats (maybe a small bag of short-chain carbs if you want a fast energy boost post work-out). 30g whey and 75g powdered oats The oats 375cals, 6g fat (1g saturated), 46g carbs (<1g sugars), 8g protein, 8g fibre Whey 124cals, 5.6g fat (3.7g saturated), 3g carbs (3g sugars), 25g protein So thats 499 cals, 11.6g fat (4.7g saturated), 49g carbs (<4g sugars), 33g protein, 8g fibre. 5kg whey concentrate and 10kg powdered oats will set you back about £50, and for that you can make 150+ mass gainer shakes. 30p per shake, vs this at £1.12 per shake. If you need the creatine, which this USN product has, then that's dirt cheap for a 250g bag (£3).