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
- basmati/easy wok rice
- All Bran.
Wholegrain starchy foods such as wholemeal bread and wholegrain cereals are higher in fibre, which helps to prevent digestive problems.