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11 Healthy Nutrition Facts About Tapioca

Tapioca is a starchy product made from cassava tubers. These tubers are native to Brazil and much of South America. Tapioca is available as flour, meal, flakes, and pearls. Tapioca pearls are commonly used to make tapioca pudding and bubble teas. Tapioca is also used as a thickener. Tapioca is almost entirely starchy carbohydrates (carbs). People who limit their consumption of carbs or who are concerned about how starches impact blood sugar levels may perceive tapioca as unhealthy. Tapioca is high on the glycemic index scale. The glycemic index measures how fast blood sugar levels increase after eating. Here's a look at the nutritional information for tapioca. Tapioca is gluten-free, nut-free, and grain-free. It won't cause problems for people with celiac disease , gluten sensitivity, and nut allergies. Tapioca flour can be found in many gluten-free products. It's a good option for allergen-free baking at home. It's also an alternative to white flour for thickening soups, sauces, and pie fillings. Tapioca is cholesterol-free. High cholesterol may cause a buildup of plaque in your arteries, which is known as atherosclerosis . Left unchecked, atherosclerosis may lead to angina , hea Continue reading >>

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    Meal replacement shakes for Type 1s

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