Resistant Starch foods help you lose weight: Health Magazine

 
on January 27 2011 3:14 PM

Carbs from Resistant Starch foods will make you thin, said Health magazine.

Resistance Starch helps people “eat less, burn more calories, feel more energized and less stressed, and lower cholesterol.”

The magazine’s claim is based on research from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center for Human Nutrition.

In addition, Resistant Starch foods have backing from the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO).

The research claims that Resistant Starch foods also shrink fat cells, increase muscle mass, curb cravings, and keep people feeling full for longer.

The WHO also confirmed that they promote satiation and decreases subsequent hunger.

Furthermore, of the 4,451 subjects studied by the University of Colorado, the slimmest ones ate the most carbs (from whole grains, fruits, and vegetables) and the heaviest ones ate the least carbs.

So what exactly are Resistant Starch foods?

Examples include bread, cereals, potatoes, bananas, black beans, oats, barley, bulgur, brown rice, and corn flakes.

According to About.com Guide Laura Dolson, they are digested slowly and with 'difficulty.'   A defining characteristic is that they are not digested in the small intestine.  This is in contrast to carbs from sugars, which are rapidly digested in the small intestine and used for short-term energy or stored in the body.

Some Resistant Starch have fibrous shell. Others contain starch that the human stomach's enzymes can't break down.  In some regards, they are similar to fiber and provide some of the same benefits to people.

Health magazine's editors have released a book called The Carb Lovers Diet: Eat What You Love, Get Slim For Life to capitalize on this research and provide recipes to go with it.

The key is to increase total carb intake and up the percentage of carbs from Starch Resistant foods, said Health magazine.

Another book built around Resistant Starch foods is The Skinny Carbs Diet: Eat Pasta, Potatoes, and More! Use the power of resistant starch to make your favorite foods fight fat and beat cravings by David Feder.

 

 

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