6 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD EAT RESISTANT STARCH: //
IMPROVES INSULIN SENSITIVITY:
Resistant starch doesn’t digest into blood sugar, which means our bodies don’t release much insulin in response. It also helps to improve insulin sensitivity via alterations in fatty acid flux between muscle and fat cells.
LOWERS TRIGLYCERIDE AND LDL CHOLESTEROL LEVELS:
Resistant starch helps to lower blood cholesterol and fats, while also decreasing the production of new fat cells. It also boosts the production of short-chain fatty acids which inhibit the breakdown of carbohydrates in the liver and can therefore increase the amount of fat we utilise for energy.
INCREASES SATIETY AND PROMOTES WEIGHT LOSS:
Resistant starch has far fewer calories than regular starch and increases satiety levels which can assist with weight loss. In particular, studies show that soluble fibre can contribute to weight loss, primarily by increasing feelings of fullness and reducing appetite.
PROMOTES A HEALTHY COLON ENVIRONMENT:
Resistant starch feeds the beneficial bacteria in your intestine and boosts the production of short-chain fatty acids, such as butyrate which feeds the cells in your colon and leads to various improvements in the function of your digestive system.
Resistant starch contains all three types of fibre- soluble, insoluble and fermented. Soluble Fibre is especially important because it provides bulk to the stool which makes bowel movements much easier. Insoluble fibre then speeds up the transit it takes for waste to pass through the digestive tract. In turn, this helps prevent constipation, indigestion and stubborn bloating. Soluble fibre absorbs water and becomes gelatinous and is fermented by bacteria in your digestive tract which helps improve digestion.
BINDS TO TOXINS:
Fibre passes through our digestive system and helps flush away waste and toxins out of your gut. These fibres also work as prebiotics by feeding your good bacteria.