Basic Information Starches

All About Starches

This article is designed to educate you as to what foods are Starches (you might be surprised by some of these). Future articles will serve to guide you in planning meals, and help you to choose appropriate substitutes.

While vegetables are a carbohydrate they’re considered Neutral and can be eaten with any other food except Fruit. The only time you need to be aware of vegetables as a carbohydrate is when you’re on an extended (more than one day) Protein Binge.

Grains:

. . .
. brown rice flours: whole wheat
. barley . rye
. wild rice . buckwheat
. kasha . rice
. millet . graham
. bulger . .
. whole wheat couscous . .

Legumes:

mung beans

Seeds:

use raw, toasting or roasting destroys their digestive enzymes
. navy beans . caraway
. lima beans . poppy
. lentils . pumpkin
. black-eyed peas . sesame
. kidney beans . sunflower
. split peas

Nuts:

Nuts are a carb/protein mix so limit them – listed with lowest protein count firsttoasting or roasting destroys their digestive enzymes
. garbanzo beans . brazil
. pinto beans . macadamia, pine nuts

Pastas:


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almonds, pecans, pumpkin seeds, walnuts
. whole wheat . hazelnuts, filberts, peanuts, pistachio
. buckwheat . mixed nuts, peanut butter, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds
. artichoke . soybeans, cashews
. corn . coconut, almond paste

Cereals:

whole grain Brands: Grape Nuts (not flakes, they contain sugar)
. sugar-free . .
. chemical-free . .
. additive-free . .

These become starches only when cooked:

Starch Ingredients:

Use fresh potatoes. Frozen and dried potato products contain additives which make them difficult to digest. Exceptions can be found in health food stores. corn starch (use browned whole wheat or arrowroot flour instead)fructose (made from corn)

potato flour

soy sauce (wheat free can be found in health food stores)

all potatoes including sweet potatoes & yams .
peas beets
corn carrots

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