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Can using corn starch on the anus have any side effects ?

Can using corn starch on the anus have any side effects
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Corn starch : Nothing that i know of, but seeing your primary are to inspect the area my lead to some clues as to other treatment options. ...Read more

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Is resistant starch healthy?

Is resistant starch healthy?

Resistant starch: Resistant starch (RS) is starch and starch degradation products that escape from digestion in the small intestine of healthy individuals.[1] Resistant starch is considered the third type of dietary fiber, as it can deliver some of the benefits of insoluble fiber and some of the benefits of soluble fiber. It is considered a beneficial carbohydrate, but has calories like anything else. ...Read more

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What happens if a person eats / craves a lot of corn starch?

What happens if a person eats / craves  a lot of corn starch?

Carb excess...: Eating corn starch is similar to eating sugar, because corn starch is a simple carbohydrate that gets broken down into sugar as digestion occurs. So, one would get excessive carbs, which is not good for the body. Craving corn starch is harmful only in that it causes anxiety (due to craving something all the time), but is not so bad because the person is only craving, not eating. ...Read more

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Is starch as bad as sugar?

Is starch as bad as sugar?

Starch vs Sugar: lot of debate concerning this on the Internet.Neither are "bad", both are eventually broken down in our body to small chain sugars which fuel the body. So we need sugars to survive.The problem is the simpler the sugar that goes in the body the less energy it takes to be broken down to these small chains so there is an excess which is stored as fat.So foods with complex sugars and starches do this. ...Read more

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What can I eat on a starch free diet.?

What can I eat on a starch free diet.?

Fat and protein: Fat and protein are out best fuel sources when eaten to gather. Natural ones are the healthiest for us. The possibilities are endless! today i ate homemade egg lemon chicken soup. Its easy: to hot chicken soup add 1 tbs butter, dissolve and be slowly add one beaten raw egg and mix rapidly to incorporate. 1/2 a fresh squeezed lemon finishes the feast. Enjoy! ...Read more

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What happens when a diabetic craves starches?

What happens when a diabetic craves starches?

Craving OK: Craving is OK, eating them is a problem, especially if they are highly processed foods because they cause high blood sugar levels. Its best to have healthy starches as whole grains, and high fiber foods along with protein to slow down digestion and absorption of sugars. The starches should be portion controlled as well. ...Read more

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Are french fries counted as a vegetable or starch?

Are french fries counted as a vegetable or starch?

Depends: Potatoes are a root crop, usually termed a vegetable by most. It is high in starch as some other vegetables are. Of course when prepared, it is also high in fat since that is the usual preparation. Whatever the category, be careful of your calorie count with french fries. ...Read more

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What are some low starch foods to eat for breakfast?

What are some low starch foods to eat for breakfast?

Why?: There are good & bad carbohydrates--you shouldn't avoid fruits & whole grains (which by the way are healthy choices for breakfast) just for the sake of "low carbs." by the same token you shouldn't overindulge in fatty foods just to avoid starches. Instead, minimize fats (egg yolks, fried foods) & highly salted products, limit portion sizes, & liberalize your healthy choices of lean meats, etc. ...Read more