With all the low carb/no carb/grain free diets that have recently become popular you probably think starch is a dirty word. What if I told you starchy foods do provide important health benefits and if prepared in a certain way can actually improve insulin sensitivity, strengthen healthy microbes in your gut and help you lose weight? So, if you have been avoiding potatoes, rice or even legumes for fear of these foods being forbidden foods on your low carb or grain free diet, let me introduce you to Resistant Starch
I recently discovered Gut Garden Resistant Starch Prebiotic Fiber Blend
, which you can get off Amazon for just $37.99 + clip a 5% off coupon, as one of the four supplements from Gut Garden I decided to start taking as part of my daily routine in my journey to a healthier me.
The Gut Garden healing protocol consists of five steps— Clean, Prepare, Plant, Feed and Protect—to restore balance, re-establish healthy digestion, and alleviate chronic and occasional symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas and indigestion. The Perfect Probiotic Supplement is step 4 of this process, the final step. Help beneficial bacteria thrive by feeding it with Gut Garden's Resistant Starch Prebiotic Fiber Blend. Their broad spectrum prebiotic combines resistant starch and four soluble fibers to selectively feed and nourish beneficial bacteria for improved metabolism, digestion, and immune function.
What is resistant starch? Resistant starch is what’s called a prebiotic. It is found in many commonly consumed carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice bananas, and legumes. Prebiotics are generally classified into three different types: non-starch polysaccharides (such as inulin and fructooligosaccharide), soluble fiber (including psyllium husk and acacia fibers), and resistant starch (RS). Each of these types of prebiotics feeds different species of gut bacteria, but among these, RS is emerging as uniquely beneficial. RS is a type of starch that is not digested in the stomach or small intestine, so it reaches the colon intact. In this way it “resists” digestion. When we consume this type of starch we don’t experience spikes in either blood glucose or insulin after eating it. And one of the advantages of eating this type of starch is that we do not obtain significant calories from resistant starch.
Why is resistant starch good for me? Foods naturally high in resistant starch help beneficial gut bacteria take hold and flourish. When we consume resistant starch it becomes food for specific types of bacteria in your colon. This undigested starch goes to the large intestine, ferment to produce beneficial short-chain fatty acids like acetic acid, propionic acid, and butyric acid and vitamin K2. All of these have many positive effects on the body. These “friendly” bacteria multiply, which can benefit gut and immune health. Adding resistant starch has important health benefits for those working to maintain insulin sensitivity (pre-diabetic and diabetic); metabolic syndrome/obesity and weight loss. Anyone with an autoimmune condition or poor immunity can also benefit from resistant starch.
So how was my experience with the Gut Resistant Starch Prebiotic? It's only just the beginning for me, so it is too soon to be able to give my final results, however, I can tell you I love the process and simplicity of taking this supplement as well as following the Gut Garden procedure. The bottles are brightly colored and clearly labeled. I love that each bottle is labeled with numbers so you know which order to take what. The clearly printed directions also make it clear and easy to understand how and when to take the supplement. In this case, mix it in 8 ounces of water or a smoothie. I recommend a smoothie for a more enjoyable taste. As I said, it's too soon for results, however, I do plan to stick with all 4 Gut Garden products I received and look forward to seeing amazing results. With the starch, I have noticed a more suppressed appetite which means I feel like these are rather promising products. After all, these have great reviews from what I've seen so far!
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