Resistant Starch Research
Easy reference on all things resistant starch
Resistant Starch is starch that resists digestion. It is already in green bananas, beans, peas, intact whole grains (but not refined grains), raw potatoes and high amylose corn. Resistant starch delivers many health benefits, some associated with dietary fiber, such as improved regularity and digestive health, but also some not previously known, including improved metabolism and insulin sensitivity. You will soon be hearing a lot more about this specific nutrient because a health claim petition is being evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the potential claim that resistant starch reverses prediabetes and helps to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
This website endeavors to outline how resistant starch can help you to improve your diet and health, and to hopefully explain many of its stories and history. This is the low-down - simple version for non-science geeks - of the science-based reality.