Whole plant starches

Starches and carbs are a necessary part of our diet, but in today’s world we eat too many, and the wrong kinds. The best unprocessed starches are those that include one simple ingredient. They are those things straight from the ground, beautiful plants that are packed with nutrition. Here are some examples:

  • Butternut squash
  • Spaghetti squash
  • Other winter squashes
  • Corn
  • Potatoes

Many people think of these things as vegetables because they are whole plants, but they react like starches/carbs in your body, so it is important to eat them in moderation. Go for a serving about the palm of your hand or less, and don’t feel like you need a starch at every meal.

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