Modified starch, also called starch derivatives, are prepared by physically, enzymatically, or chemically treating native starch to change its properties. Modified starches are used in practically all starch applications, such as in food products as a thickening agent, stabilizer or emulsifier; in pharmaceuticals as a disintegrant; as binder in coated paper. They are also used in many other applications.
Starches are modified to enhance their performance in different applications. Starches may be modified to increase their stability against excessive heat, acid, shear, time, cooling, or freezing; to change their texture; to decrease or increase their viscosity; to lengthen or shorten gelatinization time; or to increase their visco-stability.
– Calories in vs. calories consumed (is the main resort that you have: the lower the intake, the lesser effort you’ll need to burn the rather than store as fat the extra nutrients ingested), IF:
– you have been diagnosed with diabetes remember that the safest foods for you are prepared at home from ingredients procured from the market.
– Avoid juicers and all concentrated (dried) fruits) (get accustomed to enjoy apples)
– Your stomach will work hard in digesting some foods (which is good internal workout) and the best (due to low nutritive value) is broccoli (do not juice it, let your digestive system deal with that!)
– Eat nonfat pro-bionic yogurt, kefir, even sauerkraut to maintain an healthy digestive system. You can make your kefir find out how: @ http://www.culturesforhealth.com/Kefir/
– Did you asked yourself if you have brisk walk, or whatever it that drives your heart rate 85%and up for more than 15 minutes: if you can carry conversations easily you probably are not achieving that goal! Get a heart rate monitoring wristwatch) If not do it, the earlier in the day, the best!
– stay regular (get fiber like Metamucil, etc.) in your diet (you can add fiber to soups, coffee, protein shakes….you get the idea).