Resistant Starch 411

(Repost from Real Spotlight)

What is Resistant Starch?

Resistant starch is a type of carbohydrate that doesn’t get digested. It acts similar to soluble fiber as it will exit your body without being broken down. It is considered a fermented food and feeds the good bacteria in your intestines.

Resistant starch has been shown to increase insulin sensitivity, decrease blood sugars, improve digestion and decrease appetite.

It also makes a fat called butyrate which feeds the cells in your colon. Butyrate is associated with decreased inflammation, decreased colorectal cancer, constipation, diverticulitis, diarrhea, Crohns disease and increase in the absorption of minerals.

It’s found in foods such as green bananas, cashews, raw oatmeal, legumes, and potatoes and rice that have been cooked and eaten after being cooled. These are all nutrient foods you may already be eating!

Overnight oats are a popular breakfast these days for their connivence and healthy nature. Try these recipes today!

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