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2. Fructans are fermentable carbohydrates

The chewing process breaks down the starches in grains into a fermentable carbohydrate called fructan. This is why doctors advise their patients to cut down on pasta, bread, and cereals when they are serious about losing weight. All three items break down into simple sugars, and too many servings can cause quick weight gain if the individual does not maintain sufficient physical activity.

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