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This Simple Trick Can Minimize Damage From Unhealthy Carbs

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  • Digestive-resistant starches are indigestible low-viscous fibers that act as prebiotics. They slowly ferment in your large intestine, where they nourish healthy bacteria
  • Resistant starches also bulk up your bowel movements without making you feel bloated or gassy, and do not cause blood sugar spikes the way other starchy foods do
  • Unripe tropical fruits such as banana, papaya and mango contain digestive-resistant starch
  • High net-carb foods such as potatoes, rice, bread and pasta become more digestive-resistant when cooked, cooled and reheated
  • Compared to fresh bread — whether homemade or commercial — both freezing and toasting results in lower postprandial blood glucose measurements

By Dr. Mercola

While fiber is crucial for optimal gut health, what makes certain types of fiber even more important than others is its potential for fermentation. Unripe tropical fruits such as banana, papaya and mango contain digestive-resistant starch — indigestible low-viscous fibers that slowly ferment in your large intestine. These resistant starches feed healthy bacteria, essentially acting as prebiotics.


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