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ceebee
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   Posted 3/29/2008 11:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone been reading or maybe even tried using resistant starches to control diabetes? Seems baked potatoes, corn and rice, ect eaten while cool make resistant starch. Suppose to help weight loss too. I think this is new research. From what I read, these turn into a fiber that is hard to digest and helps keep blood sugar down. HMMM, sounds good to me as a carb or two would be nice once in a while...but maybe too good to be true. What do you think?

LanieG
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   Posted 3/30/2008 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I've read one article about this.  This seems to be a new twist on old carbs that implies diabetics might be able to eat some carbs and have a slow blood sugar rise rather than a quick spike.  I don't think this is anything new because the article talked about beans and other legumes that seem to go through the small intestine before they're metabolized due to their fiber content.  Raw food would also be in that category.  Any food that is "resistant" to being quickly metabolized would not cause high blood sugar rises.  For me, the bottom line is caution and testing blood sugar.  We all react differently to food, some of us are on meds, we're at different stages of diabetes, etc.  So, there are several factors in addition to food, resistant or not, that have effect on our blood sugar.  I suppose tree bark is a resistant starch, too.  :)  yum

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gelchick
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   Posted 3/30/2008 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi ceebee

I went and did a google search for resistance starch. The article I found:

What is Resistant Starch (The link won't work. You will have to copy and paste this url
--> http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/nutrition/a/resistantstarch.htm)

seems to say that only a small amount (5% of the total) of starch is converted to the resistant type, so I'd be surprised if eating cold corn or rice would be very different from hot ( and also taste not so delectable to me-lol).

I was totally and pleasantly surprised to see that three of my favorites ( beans and lentils, shirataki [I eat the actual miracle noodles in preference over the tofu variety], and barley) are high in resistant starch. I make a crockpot of lentil soup with shirataki orzo every week, and eat it either for lunch or dinner most days when I'm at home. It must work- because my blood sugar level is very stable.

And this is for Lanie- a number of years ago, I remember a brand of low calorie bread that was called Horizon or New Horizon- Weight Watchers would let you have 2 slices for one bread portion - it tasted great - and yes- it was made with wood fiber (undigestible unless you're a termite!) tongue

sandy
(Your link was broken so I fixed it as best I could ~Jeannie)

Post Edited By Moderator (Jeannie143) : 4/4/2008 12:03:36 AM (GMT-6)


LanieG
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   Posted 3/30/2008 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
lol Sandy!  It got me to thinking about celery.  Now there's a food that seems to be all cellulose.  I've always peeled away the strings.  Maybe I shouldn't do that anymore.  (I wonder if banana peels are resistant starch?  Ok, ok.  enuf)
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ceebee
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   Posted 3/30/2008 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Lanie, you gave me my belly laugh for the day:) LOL I went to a new Woodman's they built near me. I found a new yogurt and a new yogurt smoothie by Dannon's Light and Fit. The yogurt has only 3g carb and the smoothie has only 4g carb, It is called carb and sugar control. I have never seen these but bought come and am going to try it. I can handle 3 or 4 carbs. I also found Kikkoman Shiro Miso Soup(soybean) with just 3g carb and Tofu Miso Soup with 2g carb. Have you seen or tried these?. They also carry the True Lemon, Lime and Orange. That store is HUGE. I will spend more time casing it out for goodies next time.

ceebee
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   Posted 4/9/2008 12:28 PM (GMT -7)   
gelchick,

What kind of beans can you eat? How do you make your lentil soup? I love beans and haven't had any in months and months. Thanks:)
 
(Ceebee and everyone, I took this and made it into a new thread, so if you have any responses, please to over to "beans, lentils, .....etc."  Thanks.)

Post Edited By Moderator (LanieG) : 4/9/2008 2:58:42 PM (GMT-6)

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