Reduce Your Starches, Not Your Carbs

Starch is the third and least-healthy component of a carbohydrate, after natural sugars and fiber.

While experts continue to caution against added sugars and to recommend more fiber—both components of carbohydrates—the third component of carbs—starch—is now getting long overdue attention, but not in a good way. Studies have associated greater starch intake, especially from processed foods such as boxed mixes and refined products, with increased weight gain and diabetes risk. […]

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