May 24, 2018
Resistant starches are a type of carbohydrate that resists digestion and passes through the small intestine to the colon where it is digested by bacteria that produce a beneficial short chain fatty acid called butyrate.
Resistant starches are found in potatoes, rice, and oatmeal. Interestingly, the amount of resistant starches increases when you heat and then cool the food.
Some type of complex chemical relationships going on there that I can't fully explain.
But, what I do know is that we can benefit from getting some resistant starches in our diet.
Tune in today to find out more about using resistant starches to improve your gut health.