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Latest research shows that it is not fat content in our diet that makes us gain weight, but starch and sugar!
But what is starch?

Starch is a carbohydrate that is full of glucose bonded by glucosidic bonds.

These polymers, called polysaccharides, are produced by every single plant on the planet, they store energy and are very popular sources of food between humans, because it is cheap and is great source of energy.

Starchy foods are rice, wheat, oats, barley, potato, corn, yams and others. Rice, for example, has very high level of carbohydrates, 79g of carbohydrates in 100g!

How to find out at home, if food has lots of starch? To do an old fashion iodine test! If iodine turned blue when dropped on fresh cut of vegetable – it is starchy!

What starchy vegetables do to your body?

Starchy vegetables and sugar are main sources of weight gain. It happens because starch is very easy turns to sugar and your body stores it as fat.
Also, for people who are watching their sugar levels, it is very important to know what vegetables are starchy, and  which ones are not. Starchy vegetables consumption will be a cause for higher sugar levels. And bigger body.

Some surprising vegetables are starchy as well. Carrots, for example, are starchy vegetable; also beets, beans and butternut.

The major sources of starch are cereals, rice, wheat, potatoes, root vegetables and many kinds of beans, such as favas, lentils, peas, and chickpeas.  Other starchy fruits and veggies are arrowroot, bananas, barley, breadfruit, buckwheat, oats, sweet potatoes, rye, chestnuts, water chestnuts and yams.
Starchy Vegetables List.
Starchy Vegetables in order of carbohydrate % from highest to lowest:

Potato New
Potato Sweet
Winter Acorn
Winter Butternut
Beet canned
Carrots fresh
Potato White
Potato Red
Tomato soup
Baked Beans
Garbanzo Beans
White Sweet Corn
Lima Beans
Black Beans
Kidney Beans
Navy Beans
Green Peas
Pinto Beans
Beet cooked
Beet greens
Peas boiled

Vegetables High In Fiber
Vegetables High In Carbs
Vegetables High In Protein
Vegetables High In Iron
Low Carb Diet Vegetables
High Protein Diet Vegetables
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