What are the healthy types of starches?

To include starches in your diet in a healthy way, you should do as follows:

Buy whole-grain breads and cereals. Eat fewer fried and high-fat starches such as regular tortilla chips and potato chips, french fries, pastries, and biscuits. Try pretzels, fat-free popcorn, baked tortilla chips or potato chips, baked potatoes, or low-fat uffins. Use low-fat or fat-free plain yogurt or fat-free sour cream instead of regular sour cream on a baked potato. Use mustard instead of mayonnaise on a sandwich. Use low-fat or fat-free substitutes such as low-fat mayonnaise or light margarine on bread, rolls, or toast. Eat cereal with fat-free (skim) or low-fat (1 percent) milk.

This answer is based on source information from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

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