Just about everyone loves carbs, whether ice cream, cake, mashed potatoes smothered in gravy or French fries. Despite the many variations of low or no carb diets, carbs are an essential part of every diet. They not only taste great, but they provide important vitamins and minerals that can’t be obtained from other foods.
What some low carb dieters may not realize is that there are some carbs that actually cause the body to burn fat. These high carb foods contain what’s referred to as resistant starch, which is a special fiber that is not digested in the small intestine, helping the body to burn instead of store fat. This makes it unnecessary to undergo a strict carb-free diet in order to achieve weight loss, and all you have to do is incorporate these foods into your diet in order to lose weight.
For most people, it’s a win-win situation because you get to have your carbs and lose weight at the same time. Below are some foods that contain resistant starch, which you may want to add to your diet in order to access how consuming this wonder starch can work for you.
White potatoes – Not many people would guess that this food can actually help you lose weight since potatoes have been given such a bad rap, often being referred to as high glycemic and otherwise not a good choice for dieters. However, research proves that white potatoes, when allowed to cool before consumption, contain resistant starch, which can help you to slim your waistline instead of make it bigger like low-carbers claim.
Corn – Not many people can resist the taste of fresh, sweet corn. Not only can you enjoy corn with your meal, but you can also reap the weight loss benefits of it. Just remember to cool the corn before consuming it and you’ll be on your way to a slimmer figure.
Hi-maize flour – If you want to ensure that you’re getting enough resistant starch on a regular basis, you can opt to purchase this special flour which consists of resistant starch derived from corn. You can use it in baking by simply substituting a portion of regular flour with this. One package of King Arthur Hi-maize High Fiber flour is just under $6 for 12 ounces. You can purchase this special flour as well as pre-packaged foods containing this special flour at health food stores and online at various websites.
Brown rice – there are many meal ideas that can be created with this food that contains a fair amount of resistant starch. Just remember that it needs to be consumed once it has cooled, which releases the benefits of this special fiber-like starch.
Beans – everyone knows how filling a bowl of beans can be because of all the fiber, but this delicious and nutritious food also contains a large amount of resistant starch. Almost every type of bean and legume qualify, so choose your favorite bean, cook them and cool them before eating and you’ll be consuming a large quantity of resistant starch.
Resistant starch page – http://www.resistantstarch.com/ResistantStarch/About+RS/
Prevention Magazine resistant fat page – http://www.prevention.com/health/nutrition/healthy-eating-tips/nature-s-fat-burning-breakthrough/article/296ca6b509787110VgnVCM20000012281eac____/3