- Resistant starch is a starch that isn’t fully broken down and absorbed. It has several benefits to humans, including better digestion, reduced appetite, better insulin sensitivity, and fat loss.
- Resistant starch also improves gut health. It feeds healthy bacteria, reduces risk of bowel disease, and even enhances nutrient absorption from food.
- We typically ingest far less than the recommend dose. Experts recommend 6 grams per meal, but most Americans only take in a total of 5 grams per day.
- It’s easy to increase the amount of resistant starch in foods. You simply cook certain foods like beans, grains, or potatoes and then allow them to cool.
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