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What is "Skinny Starch"?

Have you heard of resistant starch? Resistant starch is sometimes called the "Skinny Starch" because it can improve digestion, stabilize insulin and blood sugar, provid longer lasting energy, improved digestion and gut bacteria - all of which could potentially mean flatter bellies and weight loss. Resistant Starch is a type of carbohydrate that "resists" digestion, meaning it passes through the stomach and the small intestine relatively unchanged. When it reaches the colon, it serves as a prebiotic fiber. A pre-biotic is different than a pro-biotic. A pre-biotic feeds the probiotic (good) bacteria. So you want both - in order to keep the good bacteria (probiotics) in your colon happy - you

Is Your Low Carb Diet Backfiring?

When people want to lose weight - they often cut down on carbs. It can work like a charm - with the pounds melting off (at least initially). But is this a good approach for everyone for the long term? Are there some downsides? This article helps you to know if low carb might be right for you, and also when your low carb diet might be backfiring... Want to know what one of the most controversial and misunderstood areas of nutrition is? Carbohydrates. On the one hand, you have the Low Carb enthusiasts, who tout the myriad of benefits of less carbs and more fat - who tout the low carb diet as the secret to resetting the metabolism and getting out of insulin resistance. And there is a lot of evi

"Skinny" Raspberry Cream Tart (vegan, gluten & grain free)

Have you heard of “skinny starch”? It is also called “resistant starch” – because it resists digestion. What that means is that it moves slowly through the digestive tract – so it helps to keep your blood sugar more stable, it is a prebiotic – meaning that it serves as “food” for the good bacteria in our colon. It is called the “skinny starch” because it can improve digestion, blood sugar, energy, and gut bacteria – all of which could potentially mean flatter bellies and weight loss. But before you run out and eat a lot of skinny starch – realize that like any fiber – especially a prebiotic one – you want to begin to incorporate it slowly, or it could potentially cause digestive upset. On

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