Just read my March issue of Prevention Magazine (my favorite popular health-focused magazine) on page 84, to find something entirely new about resistant starch, a kind of fiber called the “new power nutrient” — and those potatoes we love to love (and beans and grains, too)! Being of Irish and German heritage you can imagine how much I love to eat potatoes, white, yellow, orange, gold and you name it! Of course we all know that sweet potatoes have the higest fiber content and are the best choice for those int0 serious daily waist training for exactly that reason (helps that food past right along and out as soon as it can).
So here’s the scoop — but not of mashed potatoes, please. The potato has to be chilled, not hot (try potato salad, but skip the mayo and use yogurt and mustard or vinegar dressing).
Resistant fiber comes about when the foods above are cooled. It gets its name because it “resists” digestion in the body. What apparently makes it different from other types of fiber that also resist digestion is that this kind has “powerful impact on weight loss and overall health by improving blood sugar control, boosting immunity, and may even reduce your cancer risk.”
Just thought you ought to know! Anyone else have any up-to-date new nutrition news or weight-control tips?