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User363614 said on 30 September 2011

I think most people know that carbs have only 4 kcal per gramme; if they stimulate your appetite aren't you still more likely to eat too much? We've also heard the rhetoric that 'starches are an important part of any healthy diet'; how did our ancestors manage to thrive in pre-agricultural times? With regard to half truths, if they weren't fortified how good a source of vitamins are most starchy foods, and how good a source of fibre kcal for kcal compared to fruit and veg? If you eat starches then low GI sources provide sustained energy.