What else is written in the Brazilian Food Guide about starchy foods?

Grains are rich in complex carbohydrates, especially starch, which is the main source of energy of the human diet (45 to 65%). They also have vitamins and fibers.

Dietary fibers are also complex carbohydrates, however they are not digested by the enzymes present in the human digestive tract. Nevertheless, fibers play an important role in the regulation of intestinal, immunological and other functions.

In Brazil, wheat and corn flours are enriched with iron and folic acid to prevent anemia and fetal malformations.

Prefer whole grains.

To learn more, please refer to the Brazilian Food Guide, available at the SANS Network library or at the Ministry of Health website.