Starchy foods - Diabetes UK
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Starchy foods

Starchy foods, such as bread, cereals, pasta, rice, chapattis and potatoes, are naturally low in fat, so are a good choice to fill you up.

Choose starchy foods as the main part of all meals and snacks.

All starchy foods affect your blood  glucose levels. Those with a lower glycaemic index affect your blood  glucose more slowly. These include:

  • wholegrain breads like granary, pumpernickel and rye 
  • pasta
  • basmati/easy wok rice 
  • porridge
  • All Bran.

Wholegrain starchy foods such as wholemeal bread and wholegrain cereals are higher in fibre, which helps to prevent digestive problems.


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