• Natacha Val-Francois Natacha Val-Francois
    November 17, 2008
    is corn starch good for my health?
    Natacha Val-Francois Natacha Val-Francois
    November 17, 2008

    Hello,

    I have been eating corn starch for almost a month now, well I would like to know is corn starch good for my health?

     

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  • Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    November 19, 2008
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    November 19, 2008

    Hi Natacha,

     

    Cornmeal versus cornstarch is comparable to whole wheat flour versus white flour.  Cornmeal includes the whole corn grain (bran, germ, and endosperm) while cornstarch is refined (bran and germ removed).  Whole grain equals a good source of dietary fiber.

     

    For heart health (and health overall) it's best to limit refined grains and increase whole grains.  Eating corn starch daily is not the best strategy for overall health.

     

    All the best,

     

    Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

    8 Essential Steps to Lower Cholesterol Naturally


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