STARCH is a polysaccharide composed of glucose chains, which is the basic source of energy for plant organisms. In the human diet, polysaccharide is one of the most important carbohydrates and is a source of energy for the body. Is digested in the intestines by digestive enzymes that break it down into glucose. Then this glucose is absorbed by the body. Starch is found in many foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta, bread, as well as in some vegetables and fruits.
Too little polysaccharide can lead to energy deficiencies. Excess polysaccharide in the diet can lead to overweight and metabolic diseases such as diabetes. Therefore, it is important to consume starch in moderate amounts and as part of a balanced diet.
Dosage: depends on individual energy needs and lifestyle. Physically active people and those who lead an intense lifestyle have a higher demand for polysaccharide and should consume larger amounts. The recommended dietary starch intake is about 45-65% of the total amount of carbohydrates consumed.