Why Cooling Potatoes & Pasta for 24 Hours is Good for Blood Sugars
Resistant starch: it's a carbohydrate that's resistant to digestion. Where many carbs are broken down into glucose in the small intestine, resistant starch passes through whole, on its way to the colon.
Beginning in the stomach, it slows down digestion, allowing for a slower release of glucose into the bloodstream. The result is lower blood sugars, and even a better outlook for cholesterol and triglycerides. Ultimately: lower risk for type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases.
Not only does resistant starch implement some control over the rise of blood sugars, it also implements some control over your appetite. Take care to pair resistant starch with lean protein and anti-inflammatory fats for appetite control and sustained energy!
Resistant starch makes more magic happen in the colon, serving as a fuel source to select bacterial species that call your colon ‘home.’ The bacteria (aka, probiotics) ferment the resistant starch into short chain fatty acids which further confer several health benefits, including:
Strengthening the intestinal lining
Preventing colon cancer
Reducing insulin secretion and sensitivity
Reducing total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol
Where to get resistant starch