Resistant starch is a dietary fiber, essential for health because:
– it reduces overall hunger, by filling you up and inducing a hormonal response to shut off hunger
– it helps control blood sugar levels, meaning more sustained energy and long-term heart protection
– as a prebiotic, it selectively stimulates the growth and/or activity of healthy bacterias in the colon, and therefore boosts your immune system
– its fermentation in the large intestine produces beneficial fatty acids, including butyrate, which may block the body’s ability to burn carbohydrates and may protect the colon from cancer

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