Hey guys, its Stefan from Fitness Room here! 

Today we are going over resistant starch and how it can benefit you and your weightloss!

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https://youtu.be/CydnkY-MXWs

Let’s get into it!

Here are the ins and outs of resistant starch:

Resistant starch can’t be digested by our body, but instead becomes food for our gut bacteria. Most starch is easily digested, starch is dissolved in the small intestine and then absorbed in the body. The remaining non digestible portion of starch is called resistant starch. This starch acts as food for our good bacteria. As our bacteria eat the resistant starch, they leave off small particles of carbohydrates for other neighbouring bacteria to eat. After the neighbouring bacteria have eaten those carbs there is a byproduct that is created called butyrate. Butyrate is used as energy for our body. As the butyrate builds up, it is absorbed by the large intestine. Butyrate encourages blood to flow into the large intestine, keeping the tissue healthy. If our diet contains enough resistant starch, the cells of our large intestine will continue to use butyrate as energy to keep it healthy.

Resistant starch will allow you to have a better body composition. Your body looks to expel unnecessary fat that is eaten together with foods that are high in resistant starch. 

Foods that are high in resistant starch include greens, beans, onions, mushrooms, berries and seeds.

Here’s a cool meal I like to have!

Oatmeal idea:

½ cup of oats

1 cup of soy milk

½ cup of walnuts

5 strawberries cut up

1 banana cut up

½ cup of sunflower seeds

½ cup of flax seed powder

Hope you have learnt a thing or two about resistant starch!

Stefan Pejoski and Team at Fitness Room

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