Tag: prebiotic

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 …

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 …

The Microbiome and Resistant Starch

Resistant starch and the microbiome

Over the past decade, there has been a growing awareness that the bacteria and other organisms that live in our gut —called the microbiome— are important. In addition to diet and exercise, certain gut bacteria are correlated with, and potentially contribute to, numerous health conditions. What we eat significantly changes the composition of the microbiome, Read More …