Starch in bananas, potatoes, grains beneficial for health, confirms study

There has been increasing research interest in resistant starch, with a large number of human studies published over the last 10 years looking at a variety of different health outcomes such as postprandial glycaemia, satiety, and gut health, they said.
Some forms of resistant starch occur naturally in foods such as bananas, potatoes, grains and legumes, and some are produced or modified commercially and incorporated into food products, researchers said.

Resistant starch, which occurs naturally in foods such as bananas, potatoes, grains and legumes, may benefit your health by aiding blood sugar control, supporting gut health and enhancing satiety, new research has claimed.

The comprehensive review by researchers, including those from University College Dublin in Ireland, examined the potential health benefits of resistant starch, a form of starch that is not digested in the small intestine and is therefore considered a type of dietary fibre. Full Story

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