Resistant Starch and COVID-19

RS and COVID-19

In light of the current COVID-19 Pandemic, people are actively looking for dietary ingredients and supplements that support a healthy immune system. Resistant starch supports a healthy immune system, but we do not know how it might impact people with the COVID-19 virus. Resistant starch’s fermentation in the large intestine helps keep the intestinal barrier Read More …

RS and Cardiovascular Disease

The Gut Heart Axis

A huge discovery has been made by Dr. Francine Marques and her colleagues at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Australia. A new international study demonstrated that the lack of prebiotic fiber leads to hypertension and cardiovascular disease, (Kaye, et al. Circulation 2020). I was very happy to see that they utilized resistant starch Read More …

Ancestral Starch

Ancestral Resistant Starch

Starch has always been part of our food.  It was a major component in ancestral diets and it is still a major in today’s food. In fact, starch-based foods constitute the five largest food crops around the world: maize, wheat, rice and potatoes and bananas. Notwithstanding stories and claims by advocates of the Paleolithic and Read More …

Healthy Metabolism

Resistant starch has many benefits – it’s hard to break it down and isolate just one benefit.  There is an entire cascade of effects – you cannot stop with just one. Depending upon the underlying metabolic condition, individuals may experience different benefits following consumption of resistant starch.  The good news is that with resistant starch, Read More …

Kidney Health

Most people are not focused on their kidneys.  From a consumer wellness perspective, kidney health isn’t a “thing” at all.  It probably should be, given the rapid growth of kidney disease in older populations. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) currently affects 30 million American adults, (15% of US adults).  Adults with diabetes, high blood pressure or Read More …

3 Levels of Benefits

3 Levels of Resistant Starch Benefits

There are a lot of resistant starch stories floating around – it is sometimes hard to know what to believe. Plant-based groups emphasize food sources like beans, green bananas and cooked and potato salad but refuse to consider resistant starch supplements. Paleo bloggers emphasize supplements of raw potato starch but will not eat foods with Read More …