The Main Ingredients of RS Complete
Let me begin by giving you a further breakdown of what you find in RS Complete, and what it means for you and your health…
Green Banana Flour
This is a blend called “nubana,” which allowed us to confirm the amount of RS that was present in this type of green banana flour. In human studies, we know that green banana flour’s resistant starch can:
- Lower appetite
- Facilitate weight loss
- Lower blood cholesterol
One study specifically was done on women suffering from metabolic syndrome. 25 women, categorized as overweight, tracked for 45 days on a diet that was fortified with green banana flour. Over that time, researchers found:
- A decreased hip circumference
- Lower blood pressure
- Decreased fasting glucose
This was all without dietary change, merely the addition of some helpful RS (in the form of green banana flour)1. This is especially exciting, too, because of the work revealing how RS can help with gut permeability (otherwise known as “autoimmune gastritis”).
One such human study, involving boys with diarrhea being treated for autoimmune gastritis, found that green banana flour played a key role in reducing gut permeability2.
We always hear the old adage about staying away from white foods, but I think that should be altered to include “white processed foods.” If you are talking about Wonder Bread, then yes, you should definitely ignore that – resistant starch in potatoes, on the other hand, can help!
Believe it or not, but white foods are some of the best out there. This includes:
- White Beans
These three foods alone have been studied and shown to be related inversely (meaning that they do not correlate with) diabetes. This means that the more of these foods you eat, the less you are at risk of having diabetes3.
They are also all high in:
- Vitamin C
Why did we use potato starch? One big starter was that many people have concerns with potatoes based on them being nightshade plants (5). There are two chemicals here, though, that I want to highlight:
These are both found in potatoes, and are both at the heart of concerns surrounding nightshades and the “nightshade response.” I have written before that this is not the concern that many might claim, but these compounds are still found in the skin and the eyes of the potatoes.