We Took Resistant Starch for 1 Month – Here’s What Happened

We Took Resistant Starch for 1 Month – Here’s What Happened


resistance starch is today’s topic of choice we’ve been testing it for about a month we went through one of these bags and we have some takeaways takeaways so this right here is Bob’s Red Mill potato starch will link it below so you can take a gander if you’d like to check it out a lot of people are taking probiotics which are colonies of like beneficial gut bacteria resistant starch is the food that the good bacteria in your gut eats so it like promotes an environment for more good gut bacteria to grow theoretically and this is very theoretical is what I’ve kind of learned from your personal experience from angie’s also from reading like if you actually go look at the research that’s very very shaky extremely shaky it’s something to play around with if you feel like you know maybe your digestion is a little messed up or like this is something helping you with your gut flora could be good it’s definitely in the realm of like things I would mess around with if it benefits you but first we’re gonna go through like kind of the proven research on this and then at the end we’ll do our takeaways yes cuz we’ve been doing it for a month we’ll let you know we think there’s actually the second time I’ve done it for a month I did it once about five years ago pre keto for a month so I have a pretty good feel for what this does for me we’ll talk about that at the end so just real quickly why it might people say that this is not good on the keto diet like what okay issue what about the nutrition yeah so if you look at the nutrition here one tablespoon is 10 grams of carbs zero fiber is zero sugars yeah just is just 10 grams of carbs so you here starch and you’re probably thinking like if you can’t do starch on keto stay away from starch this is kind of different it’s a resistant starch it’s totally indigestible that’s there what the resistant means it’s digestion resistant so it passes through your body gets into like your gut and then things eat it the good things eat it and we’ve done a lot of ketone and blood glucose testing in conjunction with doing this right the zero effect on it so like yeah which we’ll talk about at the end but I just want to let you guys know that there might be an issue that arises where people are like this isn’t this is a keto friend not keto because of the carbs but as you’ll learn later on there is really no overlapping issue with the keto and the sources you can get resistant starch are like the main two or three is like cooked and cooled potatoes and green bananas like unripe and bananas that are just I never yeah in the context of a keto diet really the only way to try resistant starch is with this exact thing right here potato starch Bob’s Red Mill brand it’s just a powder this is like the only way to do it with keto next up we’ll go into the quotation marks proven research about this supplement here and the quotation marks are because there is no proven research it’s very shaky research so the big one is that it feeds your good gut bacteria it feeds the good stuff it doesn’t feed the bad stuff in theory butyrate is in our bodies and it’s actually what the resistant starch feeds on but it’s important to note that butyrate varies from person to person so like I can have a lot of butyrate in my gut flora and my stomach lining but Matt might have none so that’ll definitely play into the benefits you see from resistant starch across the board though if yours you start off having like high butyrate levels i don’t even know how they measure that or if you start out having really low levels everyone taking resistant starch sees an increase in butyrate levels pretty much the next potential benefit is that it improves insulin sensitivity so the basis for the claim that it improves insulin resistance and makes people more insulin sensitive is based on a four week 10 person study it was given a double-blind placebo resistant starch versus normal stuff like normal starch the people with the resistant starch had slightly better insulin sensitivity at the end of the four weeks so obviously not a huge sample size not a great study right and they were given a 30 gram dose of this that was a dosage where tablespoons it’s a little over two tablespoons two and a half we’ll get into like dosing at the end also because there’s some caution you need to have it ten people saw an improvement over four weeks so what does that really mean no I opinion not much at all it lowers your blood glucose response to food which also kind of falls in line with the improving insulin sensitivity right so yeah so there’s a couple data points that just lead you to believe that this stuff kind of helps your body handle meals a little bit better they tested the first time and this is only another study of like sixteen men honestly there has every piece of research on this there’s never been like a 500-person study it’s always like ten healthy wait men a double-blind placebo meal one meal contained resistant starch and one meal contained normal starts like maltodextrin at the 15-minute level the appetite suppression satiety and food intake no change at all then they went back into the study and did the two-hour reading how much more food did you consume in the two-hour window after that meal and the group that had the potato starch had a 15% decrease in caloric intake there’s that so yeah so theoretically right if I’m usually able to consume like 30 net carbs and you know my blood glucose stays pretty level using resistant starch over a month period which it seems like all these studies are using I could consume more carbs on a daily basis and still have level blood glucose right I would say that’s potentially true that’s what the data leads me to believe so one of the most commonly mentioned benefits is that it reduces your fasting blood sugar fasting blood sugar is like a huge indicator of good health based on all the research like the worse off you currently are the more impact something like this could have if you’re like a super healthy individual already have a really low fasting blood glucose this probably won’t do that much for it yeah so the last two are it increases satiety and it helps with nutrient absorption both of which super small studies like everything else here but everything we mentioned are definitely all worth noting especially if you want to experiment with this or you’ve never thought – we actually had a podcast recently with Leeanne Bobo from local pursuit and she’s also been a proponent and like you used resistant starch in her day-to-day before I don’t know if she still does but it’s something like she’s experimented with and thought was you know worth trying a lot of supplements will have reasons behind it for you to buy it like big businesses pushing their agenda this is just like Bob’s Red Mill potato starts yeah they’re not really pushing much of any agenda I would say so most of the data and research is pure on this results first off let’s talk about the dosing you got to start slow with this and I was able to ramp up really quickly like I did a half-teaspoon the first day and then by like the end of the week I was already doing two tablespoons I’m more sensitive to things so I started with like half a teaspoon and then by the end of the week I was probably at like a teaspoon and a good dose for this is between twenty and thirty grams daily hmm I usually just err on the high side cuz I like to just get after it so I was doing thirty grams for the duration of the month and I am currently at around thirty grams I would say like slightly under and how we take it I just mix it in water it’s pretty like it safe has no taste mix it as well yeah mix as well so the takeaways we both tried it and we’re very different I would say I’m more of like a healthier person I don’t want to say healthier person but I have like a history of better health he’s taking a lot of antibiotics and stuff you respond well to everything like all the experimental diets we’ve done and you guys have seen it we’ve been cardboard we’ve been fasting we’ve done carb bloating mattress responds very very well he stays pretty level with his levels right blood levels ketone levels it was interesting to see the difference and I’m very different I respond negatively most of the time do everything we’ve experimented with so for this for me personally I am in favor of it for me at least I can say that it’s been beneficial in making me like fuller the next day I wake up and I don’t have any like the bloatedness even if I eat like a ton of calls are usually blows me and I feel like if I ate a ton of cauliflower the night before but did the resistance starts the next morning I would wake up and I’d be more comfortable like something’s happening overnight that I can’t speak to but I like the way it makes me feel makes me feel fuller longer and I think naturally my blood glucose is pretty low so I don’t know if it’s doing anything there right like my bonus is pretty low fasting like low 70s before I start to eat I hit the low 60s so for me it might not be beneficial that but for my it could be right because you have a higher fasting gluten well no I’m just starting to think of this so we just went to Las Vegas came back went a little wild in Las Vegas had like a lot of drinks a lot of food and she really bounce back a lot quicker we’ve been testing our glucose in the morning she’s been low and just like now maybe a week later I’m getting back to being lower and then my morning fasting glucose but she’s been taking the resistant starch that whole time and I’ve stopped so I’m not super in favor of it I no longer take it I took it for a month to give it a test this is the second month I’ve done this in my life the first month I had the similar results or else I would have been taking it all this time but I just want to try it again because now since doing keto I’m Way more in tune with my body and I can probably like feel what’s happening more yeah I didn’t notice huge benefits from it at all I think our kind of conclusion is that and a lot of what I’ve read too is like if you have underlying issues you notice it a lot more when you take these so if you have a problem if you have taken antibiotics in the past like year 2 or something frequently if you just feel like you’re not like really absorbing all the nutrients and stuff well maybe this is something for you to try but if you’re like a pretty healthy individual I don’t think you’re gonna know as much from that and by no means are we nutritionists or doctors so us suggesting all these things is really just from our experience takeaways and research definitely read up on it if you’re interested and then you know maybe buy a bag and give it a try that is resistant starch definitely share your experiences with resistant starch below the best information you can get on resistant starch is just anecdotal information off the internet comment below let us know your experiences with it because these studies are like nothing so like you guys type in below that it helps you that it did nothing for you is really beneficial for people to read let us know resistant starch loving it not really loving it [Music]

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