Resistant starch, also known as RS, can provide the same benefits as fiber.
According to Jamie Kane, MD at Hofstra University, resistant starch can improve your microbial balance. Having such good bacteria can protect the lining of your intestines and prevent colon cancer.
Also, after eating RS, your blood glucose levels do not rise as sharply as with other types of carbohydrates. This would enable you to be more resistant to type 2 diabetes and weight gain. There are five types of RS, and they are found in some legumes, in whole grains, and green bananas.
- One key action of resistant starch is that it helps keep your microbial balance healthy, providing a greater proportion of “good” to “bad” gut bacteria.
- According to a small study published in the journal Nutrition & Metabolism, people burned 23 percent more fat after a meal with 5 percent resistant starch than they usually did after a meal without it.
- The best way to get enough to reap its benefits is to increase your fiber intake, and to eat foods that contain it.
““Resistant starch lowers blood sugar after a meal, helps reduce appetite, is anti-inflammatory, improves gut health, and may even help prevent colon cancer,” says Jamie Kane, M.D., an assistant professor of medicine at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine in New York.”
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