Is low to moderate consumption of corn chips positive or negative in the mediterranean diet?
Eaten alongside healthy produce, are corn chips an acceptable carbohydrate to include in a mediterranean diet?
- FoofaLv 74 weeks ago
Anything processed like that isn't good for you and likely isn't part of any traditional cuisine. The Mediterranean diet tends to be on the healthy side and therefore garbage like corn chips would feel foreign to it (this is partly because corn is a "New World" staple and hence isn't really included in any traditional European culinary tradition).
- AlphaLv 71 month ago
No. Except for those made with wholegrain, the vast majority of chips are made from refined/bleached flour which means they are nearly devoid of essential nutrients, but high in calories and makes them simple carbohydrate. Complex carbohydrates are the healthy ones and they are the unprocessed grains. Unprocessed corn flour is healthy. But the refined/bleached variety are not. Look at the ingredients and see what kinds of born flour they list.