Category Archives: Starch

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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High Carbohydrate Diets Increase Lipid Formation

Insulin resistance is the pivotal factor in many Western lifestyle diseases. The metabolic changes that accompany insulin resistance leads to cellular dysfunction and this in turn leads to the diseases of the West, particularly obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. One … Continue reading

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Roughly 50 Essential Factors

Posted in Biotin, Calcium, Chromium, Cobalamin, Cobalt, Essential Amino Acids, Essential Fatty Acids, Fluoride, Glucose, Iron, L-leucine, L-lysine, L-methionine, L-phenylalanine, L-theanine, L-tryptophan, Leucine, Macrominerals, Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Niacin, Nickel, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Riboflavin, Selenium, Sodium, Starch, Thiamine, Trace Minerals, Vanadium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Zinc | Comments Off on Roughly 50 Essential Factors