GI News – July 2021

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WHAT IS RESISTANT STARCH? IS IT GOOD OR BAD FOR US?

Short answer: It’s good and we should eat more of it. But what is it and where can we find more? Resistant starch is just like it sounds – starch that resists digestion in the small intestine. Like many things in science, it was discovered by accident by John Cummings and colleagues at the MRC …

STARCH AND DENTAL HEALTH

Tooth decay is a serious health problem around the world in both developed and developing nations and is caused by the breakdown of the tooth’s enamel. The breakdown is the result of bacteria on teeth producing acid that destroys the enamel. Bacteria’s fuel source for the production of acid are available carbohydrates from the foods …

RESISTANT STARCH AND DIABETES

As explained in this month’s Food for Thought, resistant starch is the part of starchy foods that resists digestion in the small intestine. Instead, it acts in a similar way to dietary fibre, passing through to the large bowel largely undigested where it provides fuel for gut bacteria. Bacteria in the large bowel ferment and …

COMMON STARCHY FOODS

When we talk about starch in our diet we’re talking about what most of us recognize as “carbs”. Potato, bread, rice and pasta are all starchy foods, rich in carbohydrate. Popular diet ideology these days says we need to cut out all these foods, but I wonder how realistic this is, especially in the long …

HEALTHIER HOME BAKED BREAD

Source: www.glycemicindex.com, 2021 Nicole Senior is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, author, consultant, cook and food enthusiast who strives to make sense of nutrition science and delights in making healthy food delicious. Contact: You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or check out her website

THE GOOD CARBS KITCHEN

CHICKEN AND CORN SOUP WITH ASIAN OMELETTE 0:25 Prep • 4 Serves • Entrée • Every day INGREDIENTS 1 2/3 cups reduced-salt chicken stock2 x 420g cans creamed corn1 x 420g can no-added-salt corn kernels, rinsed, drained2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast2 tablespoons reduced-salt gluten-free tamari8 eggs, lightly whisked2 shallots, thinly sliced, plus extra, to …

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