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Common starchy foods include potatoes, rice, pasta, bread, chapattis, naan and plantain.

They rank high on the glycemic index (GI) – a relative ranking of carbohydrate in foods according to how they affect blood glucose levels.

Following this classification is a handy way to separate the starchy items that cause blood sugar spikes and those that will have a more modest impact.

The items that have a low glycaemic index (GI) include whole grain bread, whole-wheat pasta and basmati, brown or wild rice, noted Diabetes UK.


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