Dr. Oz: Resistant Carbs and Green Bananas
Dr. Oz April 8, 2013 In Case You Missed It – Resistant Carbs: The Secret Weapon to Fight Cancer[/caption]Today Dr. Oz and integrative gastroenterologist Dr. Robynne Chutkan reveal possible benefits of resistant carbs – cancer and diabetes prevention. Dr. Chutkan shares with Dr. Oz four resistant carb rules for cancer prevention. Today we will lear all about resistant starch – resistant carbs plus the Resistant Starch Food List for the Carb Lovers Diet, plus why green bananas are good for you.
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- Resistant carbs help prevent colon cancer: Resistant carbs bulk up the stool, they create an enormous bowel movement that helps to sweep out all of the toxins out of the colon which is very important in preventing colon cancer.
- Resistant carbs encourage the growth of good bacteria and a healthy digestive tract.
- Resistant carbs produce a short chain fatty acids – short chain fatty acids are the nervy source for the cells lining the colon which are essential for having a healthy colon lining.
These 3 effects are extraordinarily important in preventing colon cancer. “Resistant carbs” reduce the risk of inflammation, reduce the risk of colon cancer and a study shows that if you are eating a diet that is high in resistant starches, resistant carbohydrates, a plant based diet you can actually cut your risk of colon cancer by fifty percent.
Another study showed that consuming a lot of resistant carbs can decrease the growth of breast cancer that is estrogen receptor positive. Resistant carbs can also help prevent diabetes, so where can I find resistant carbs?
Dr. Oz Resistant Starch Flour
Dr. Oz has 4 resistant carb rules to help prevent cancer, and a healthy white flour replacement.
Resistant Starch Flour: Sorghum Flour
, corn or maize flour, and green banana flour. One cup of resistant starch flour contains 8 grams of fiber, that’s more than twice the amount of fiber found in your regular white flour. Resistant starch fiber also contains 50 calories less per cup than white flour.
With recipes that call for regular flour, replace 1/3 regular flour with starch resistant flour. If a recipe calls for 1 cup of regular flour, use 1/3-cup resistant starch flour and 2/3 cups regular flour. You can buy sorghum and corn flour at supermarkets or health food stores. Green banana flour can be purchased online along with other resistant starch flours. Plantain Flour
Dr. Oz: Resistant Carbs
The benefits of resistant carbs, Dr. Chutkan recommends following these rules:
1. Eat Your Pasta Undercooked
When pasta is overcooked, the starch is more readily broken down into sugars and has a higher glycemic index. Don’t overcook your pasta. Cook whole-wheat or multi-grain pasta the Italian way: al dente, which literally means “to the tooth” and is firm to the bite. When pasta is firm, digestive enzymes in the gut take longer to break down the starch into sugars. Thus, the sugar is slowly released into the bloodstream, causing less insulin release and making it easier to prevent weight gain.
Cook your pasta 3 to 4 minutes less than what the package instructs so that it has a slight snap when you bite into it. To reap the resistant starch benefits of pasta, eat 1 to 2 whole-wheat or whole-grain pasta dishes every week.
2. The Cook-Then-Cool Technique – Cool down your carbs before eating them. By cooling resistant starches, you can actually increase their nutritional value, making them even more resistant to be being broken down in the small intestine. Make a habit of eating a bowl of cold brown rice and beans at least 2-3 times a week as a main dish or side dish.
3. Buy the Bs: Bread, Beans and Barley
These carbs – bread (whole-wheat or whole-grain), beans and barley – have more fiber than other types of starches and trigger less breakdown of glucose. They also keep you feeling full longer without spiking blood sugar to help control the pounds.
4. Eat Green Bananas
Dr. Oz Green Bananas: Green bananas contain less sugar, more fiber and healthful resistant starch than ripened yellow bananas. Prepare green bananas by boiling them in their skin so they are easier to peel. Mash, cool and season them with salt, pepper and a little butter. Serve as you would a side dish. Eat two servings of green bananas every week. If you regularly eat yellow bananas, eat no more than 1 or 2 of them a week.
Dr Oz also recommended we take probiotics as well as prebiotics to promote digestive health.
List of Foods Very High in Resistant Starch
By sing a half-cup of beans or lentils in your diet may add between 2 to 4 g of resistant starch.
Among the list are chickpeas, black-eyed peas, broad beans or fava beans, black beans, butter beans, cannellini beans, lentils, lima beans, kidney beans, soy beans, split peas, navy and pinto beans.
- Black Beans
- Black-eyed Peas
- Fava Beans
- Brown Rice
- Bulgur Wheat
- Butter Beans
- Cannellini Beans
- Granola bars
- Greek yogurt
- Green Tea
- Kidney Beans
- Lima Beans
- Pinto Beans
- Shirataki Noodles
- Soy Beans
- Split Peas
- Whole Grain Bread
- Whole Grain Cereals
- Whole Wheat Pasta