Resistant Starch Foods, Dieting’s New Darling

The health industry is all abuzz about a new trend in dieting: Resistant starch foods. This type of foods is unique in a sense that it does not digest in the small intestine and instead digests more slowly than usual in the large intestine. Because of this, less calories are consumed, giving a greater sense of fullness.

This is in contrast to high-glucose foods that are digested quickly for a quick boost of energy or stored in the body if the energy is not needed.

A University of Colorado study revealed that resistant starch foods have beneficial effects in the body, including the ability to assist in lowering cholesterol levels, increase muscle mass, shrink fat cells, and increase fat burning.

Examples of resistant starch foods include bananas, brown rice, barley, cereals, bread, and potatoes.

Source: Daily Health Report


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