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Q: Amylose free diet ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Amylose free diet
Category: Health > Fitness and Nutrition
Asked by: nacho123-ga
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Posted: 21 Mar 2003 09:09 PST
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Question ID: 179191
Amylose is a type of food starch, foods like cereal and root
vegetables are rich in amylose. I will like to begin an amylose free
diet because I am obese and my doctor has adviced it but all he could
give me was instructions to avoid cereals and root vegetables. I need
to know more.
Subject: Re: Amylose free diet
Answered By: pinkfreud-ga on 21 Mar 2003 12:03 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
There are two forms of food starch: amylose and amylopectin.
Amylopectin is broken down in the intestine and absorbed more rapidly
into the blood than is amylose. Here's a very simple description of an
amylose-free diet for weight loss:

"Amylose-free diet involved avoiding vegetables that grow underground,
bananas, or foods enriched with maltodextrins or corn syrup, or foods
made from wheat, rice, rye, barley, and oats."

University of Washington

One of the best ways to determine whether or not a food is high in
amylose is to use the Glycemic Index:

"The higher the amylose content, the lower the Glycemic Index." 

The Living System

"The amylose/amylopectin ratio can lead to different glucose/insulin
response. High amylose is usually associated with low Glycemic Index

Personal Page of Dick Garneau 

Thus, if you want to avoid amylose, you will want to eat foods which
have a high Glycemic Index, and avoid foods with a low Glycemic Index
(the opposite is true of most diabetics, who also use this index in
planning their food intake.)

Here are some highly detailed lists of foods and their Glycemic
Indexes that should be helpful to you in planning your diet. Remember,
*high* numbers mean *low* amylose:

Glycemic Index Lists

Glycemic Index

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