Starchy Carbs

Starchy foods are foods that take longer to get into your system – which results in your blood sugar rising much more slowly – to the point where it matches the insulin you are taking.

Starchy foods tend to have a Low-GI – breads, cereals and grains. Starchy foods tend to make us feel full for longer, and sustain us for a greater part of the day, giving us a slow release or ‘trickle’ of sugar because our body has more trouble converting the complex/starchy carbohydrates into simple sugars for our body to use.

If you don’t eat much sugary food, then you probably know the feeling of a sugar headache (similar to an ice-cream headache) as the sugar rush hits you. The idea with Starchy foods is to try and balance the sugar onset of the food you eat with the insulin you use.