Fibre and starches
Starch is an example of a complex carbohydrate and include foods like bread, pasta, rice, couscous, potatoes, breakfast cereals, oats and other grains. In a balanced diet, starchy foods are our main source of energy, and it is recommended that about a third of our diets should be made up of these types of foods. Starchy foods can also provide fibre, which is important for digestive health. It is recommended that we consume at least 30g of fibre a day from beans and pulses, wholegrains, and starchy fruits and vegetables.