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Anastasia on Resistant Starch

Primalmeded physician Anastasia has started a series on resistant starch. I’m still trying to get the definition into my thick skull. Anastasia offers this one:

The official website named Resistantstarch.com – An Information Portal for Health Professionals (don’t you wish that broccoli had an official website?), gives us this definition:

”Resistant starch is the sum of starch and products of starch digestion not absorbed in the small intestine of healthy individuals”

It is also classified as the third type of fibre (together with soluble and insoluble) by several health agencies, including Food Standards Australia and New Zealand, and its MO [modus operandi] is to bypass the normal absorption process in the small intestine straight to the colon where it is fermented by colonic bacteria (which also makes it a “prebiotic”).

Read the whole enchilada.