Author: RS Queen

Resistant Starch in Foods

Once you’ve become interested in the health benefits of resistant starch (RS), you are going to want to know where to get it. Just like “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff. (That mouse now wants a glass of milk, if you don’t remember the popular children’s story.) I do not know Read More …

Childrens Resistant Starch Yogurt Study

Resistant Starch Studied in Children

Children are battling weight gain and obesity as well as adults. They have fewer options, as pharmaceutical options are much more limited in children. A new pilot study was just published in F1000 Research that lays the groundwork for resistant starch-enriched yogurt to help address this problem. And because it was published by the Pennington Read More …

Improved Glucose Metabolism

Glycemic Health

Many groups are promoting a plant-based diet to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels, also called Glycemic Health. Others have used a different approach and have stopped consuming carbohydrates as much as possible. Both approaches have been shown to be successful. Resistant starch offers a third option that may be somewhere between eating only plants Read More …

The Importance of Insulin Sensitivity

Insulin Resistance Cycle

When we are young, our metabolism is very flexible and responds quickly to changes in blood glucose. Our tissues are very sensitive to insulin and respond quickly – called insulin sensitivity. When blood glucose levels start to rise, the pancreas releases insulin, which helps to transport the sugar into muscle and tissues, where it is Read More …

Raw Banana Starch – Yes or No?

Green bananas are rich in resistant starch

Raw Banana Flour is now being promoted as a natural source of resistant starch. At first glance, it seems to be an ideal ingredient for supplementation. Maybe, maybe not… There are a few caveats to consider: 1.  Under-ripe bananas are an excellent source of resistant starch, but as the bananas ripen, the starch naturally converts Read More …

Sitagliptin Synergy

Nutrient and Drug are Synergistic

Mike Keenan at Louisiana State University just published his 15th animal study with RS2 resistant starch from high amylose corn. Surprisingly, it was sponsored by Merck and examined the potential synergism between Merck’s drug Januvia® (sitagliptin) and resistant starch. Both impact GLP-1 in the gut, but by different mechanisms. Sitagliptin inhibits the breakdown of GLP-1 Read More …