Resistant Starch – A Medical Superfood
Chances are if you haven’t heard about resistant starch, prepare yourself because you are about to hear a lot more!
Resistant Starch is fast becoming the medical superfood of the world.
Why? Because it has the ability to literally re-boot your body to optimum health and it all starts in your gut.
Resistant Starch is literally that – resistant to primary digestion. It’s a good carbohydrate, essential for maintaining health especially when it is made from of green bananas (Lady Finger variety only).
Resistant starch works by producing butyrate in our large intestine, this crucial digestive enzyme feeds good gut bacteria and inhibits the growth of bad bacteria.
Resistant starch can also remove inflammation, lower triglyceride levels and cholesterol, increases the absorption of vitamins/minerals and antioxidant capacity of foods. Resistant Starch also lowers the rate of diabetes and can aide in the treatment of both Type 1 and Type 2. A new study has been released stating that a diet rich in resistant starch is essential to protect our bodies from diabetes. For more information and the latest science read here.
The good news doesn’t stop there. For many years now I have been speaking with Scientists, Professors and Doctors from all over the globe and one thing has always stayed with me. A Scientist who studied and then worked at the prestigious Institute of Food Science and Technology in London told me the importance of resistant starch for removing aflatoxins from the body. A build up of aflatoxins, more than what the body is able to cope with or remove inevitably leads to cancer, the body can only take so much toxicity before it succumbs to all of the life factors that pollute our system and run us down. A recent study focusing on pancreatic cancer has just been made available that shows resistant starch certainly is capable of inhibiting the growth of tumours. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of death in cancer patients. This is revolution right before our eyes. Study available here.
What resistant starch is right for me?
Resistant Starch is only found in a handful of foods so there are a few options out there. Cold rice, cold potato, legumes, lentils, and beans – but you sure have to eat a lot to get the recommended 14-18 gram serve per day.
The richest form of resistant starch is Green Banana Resistant Starch which boasts a whopping 44% per 100gr meaning 1 tablespoon can serve up your entire daily intake. It contains natural inulin soluble fibre, dietary fibre, and fermentable fibre. Certainly, the easiest and most nutrient dense. It is entirely sugar free, scientifically tested to contain 5HTP (Serotonin – a magnitude of benefits in itself which is best known for making you happy), rich in magnesium, potassium, zinc, and Vitamin B3 and B6.
Natural Evolution Green Banana Resistant Starch is the highest natural resistant starch on Earth. Scientifically tested and manufactured naturally to the highest pharmaceutical standards in the world. Natural Evolution have pioneered a food processing technique dubbed NutroLockTM which has been proven to lock in nutrients 20-50 times higher than conventional food processing techniques. The process is natural, raw, cold and maintains the integrity of the cellular structures, for optimum nutrition.
How can I include Green Banana Resistant Starch in My Diet?
Easily! 1 tablespoon in water, smoothie, juice, sprinkled on cereal or get creative!