Many doctors and nutritionists have villainized the starches we eat, pointing out that they turn into sugar (which then turns into fat). But if you look around the world, especially at non-Western diets, people who eat rice and vegetables tend to have health and longevity. What gives?
John A. McDougall and Mary McDougall say that the conventional wisdom is wrong. In fact, starches are clean, healthy, and filling foods that give us energy and provide essential nutrients. Plus grains and starchy vegetables have no harmful cholesterol, trans fat, saturated fat, dietary acid, toxins, or microorganisms that cause disease.
The experts all seem to agree that the keys to effective weight loss and diet change are satisfaction and enjoyment. Whether you want to lose weight or simply optimize your health, our Instaread on The Starch Solution has great information to get you started.