As a functional nutritionist, I help women to identify and address the root causes of their hormone and digestive symptoms. Say goodbye to fad diets, my mission is to empower you in your health and create change that sustains.
Resistant starch is a major component in the fiber family that has massive positive impacts on your digestion and gut health. I love talking about resistant starch as a hormone specialist, because hormone problems are gut problems. In this blog, I break down how resistant starch impacts your gut, and how you can incorporate it in your diet.
Resistant starch acts like a soluble and fermentable fiber. It travels through the stomach and small intestine undigested, fermenting in the digestive tract and ultimately feeding good gut bacteria in the colon.
Some benefits of resistant starch include:
Resistant starch promotes overall blood sugar stability but lowering blood sugar spike after meals. Blood sugar stability is a huge factor in hormone health, so fiber and resistant starch can be a huge helper! Keep reading for sources of resistant starch.
Different types of resistant starch behave differently in the body. Here are the four types:
These are my favorite foods high in resistant starch:
These foods are high in different kinds of resistant starch and have massive benefits for your gut health! Stick around for how I like to include these in my diet.
If you are just learning about resistant starch, you may feel overwhelmed about how to include it in your diet. However, it may be easier than you think! Here are my hacks to add resistant starch into my diet.
Resistant starch is an important component of fibrous foods, and is crucial to include in your diet for optimal gut health, and ultimately hormone health. By incorporating resistant starch by adding it to smoothies or cooking and cooling starchy foods, you can easily feed your gut microbiome, improve digestion, and balance blood sugar.