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The Pros and Cons of Cooking Starches


Cooking a starch, such as pasta, rice, or potatoes, breaks down the crystals in the food, making it easier to digest. But overcooking these foods can release an excess amount of sugars. This can cause an increase in your blood sugar level. To keep these sugars in check, only cook these starches until they are barely tender. A bit of firmness will be better in texture, taste, and nutrition.

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