Category Archives: Starch

Is White Bread as Unhealthy as Sugar?

Sugar has been evidenced to have a number of detrimental effects on health. In particular, consuming sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity, and this can lead to weight gain and type 2 diabetes. The reason that sugar is … Continue reading

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Too Much Starch?

One of the main problems with most diets is that they contain too much starch. In fact, most Western foods are high in starch and contain to little protein. This results in individuals over consuming starch to the detriment of … Continue reading

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Good Carb, Bad Carb

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Is Fibre an Essential Nutrient?

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Carbohydrate Terminology

Within different scientific disciplines, terminology shows variety. The terminology surrounding carbohydrates in science and nutrition is an interesting example, and possibly worthy of further consideration. To a biochemist for example, a carbohydrate is an organic molecule containing carbon, hydrogen and … Continue reading

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Yet More On Starch Digestion: Grain Shape and Size

The digestion rate of starch is pivotal to health. As starch digestion and absorption increases, the risk of certain diseases also increases. This is exemplified by the contrast between whole grain and refined cereal starch sources. In whole grains the … Continue reading

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Are You Addicted to Refined Carbohydrates?

It has become apparent even to the casual observer that consumption of white crystalline sugar is detrimental to the health. While the emphasis of research and health practitioners has been focusses solely and erroneously on fat, sugar has slipped through … Continue reading

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Legumes as a Source of Starch

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Starch: Amylose and Alylopectin

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Rice Cakes: Low Quality Junk

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