What Is Resistant Starch?

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Resistant Starch is a carbohydrate that is not broken down in the small intestine into sugar. So, resistant starches travel to the colon and arrive there relatively intact. Unlike starchy carbohydrates which are typically broken down in the small intestines into sugar, resistant starches are resistant to this process and again arrive in the colon quite intact.

Resistant starches can be healthier than a lot of other forms of starchy foods because they're not broken down directly into sugar in the small intestine. So they don't cause a lot of glucose release, and a lot of insulin production, and they arrive in the colon relatively intact where they encourage the growth of good bacteria.

It can also be very helpful in the colon when sweeping toxins out of the colon. Example of resistant starches includes, foods like beans, barley, bread, bananas, lots of the B foods. So basically whole grains and certain fruits and vegetables and lagoons.