Posted 21 May 2004 - 12:59 PM
If you want starch free that means avoiding EVERY grain (whole grains tend to have less total starch, but may have too much if you are trying for starch free diet) So no breads pastas or other baked goods.Every starchy veggie (Potatoes...maybe even sweet potatoes...peas and corn)I think all the beans would be banned as well.Atkins Induction phase lists would probably give you a good thing, but you could add most fruits to that (but some fruits have sorbitol and that may be as bad as starches).For a somewhat more generous list use South Beach Diet or Glucose Revolution. SBD, probably phase I (but it includes some starchy foods you wouldn't have on Atkins, because it looks at Glycemic Index, not grams of carbs).Resistant stach may be what you want to avoid (it is what you do not absorb, so foods high in it may be more problematic for causing gas which is what most people are trying to avoid by going low-stach)Eur J Clin Nutr. 2002 Jun;56(6):500-5. Related Articles, Links �� Resistant starch content in a selection of starchy foods on the Swedish market.Liljeberg Elmstahl H.Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Chemistry, Center for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lund University, Lund, Sweden. Helena.Elmstahl###inl.lth.seOBJECTIVE: The objective was to determine the resistant starch (RS) content in a selection of typical starchy foods on the Swedish market. In addition, the daily RS intake was estimated from Swedish food consumption data. DESIGN: The major forms of RS, including physically encapsulated starch, were determined with an in vitro method using chewing as a pre-step before enzymatic incubation. SETTING: The study was performed at the Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Chemistry, Lund University, Sweden. SUBJECTS: Six healthy subjects were used to chew the food products before enzymatic incubation of the samples. RESULTS: Twenty-five cereal, potato and legume products were included in the study. The highest RS concentration was noted in the legume group (9.5-11.1% total starch basis). Commercially processed potato products were found to have a higher RS content (4.8-5.9%), compared with boiled potatoes (2.0%). Among the cereal products, bread with enclosure of intact rye grains, barley flakes and semolina porridge, respectively, were identified to have a RS level in the higher range (4.5-6.0%). The daily RS intake was estimated to be 3.2 g. CONCLUSIONS: The main RS sources in the Swedish diet are bread and potato products, which contribute approximately 1.3 and 1.2 g RS per day, respectively. Based on food habits the RS intake may vary considerably, thus when added to dietary fibre intake, the contribution of RS may be of nutritional importance for certain individuals.Lists somethings in the Swedish diet so legumes, potataoes other than boiled, and rye and semolina (pasta) grains are mostly bad...but this is not that inclusiveWhite Rice has a lot of starch, but most of it is non-resistant and most IBSers tolerate it well, for example. This is also why it tends to have a high glycemic index, it goes rapidly into the blood raising glucose levels.On the other hand, it does have some potential health benefits, so I don't know what avoiding it totally forever might cause down the road http://www.preparedfoods.com/CDA/ArticleIn...,113218,00.html
Don't know how much help this has been. K.