Why Your Gut Needs Resistant Starch To Survive And Thrive


Eric Bakker the naturopath, thanks for coming
back and checking out my video. Let’s talk about starch. I wrote quite a lot about this in Candida
Crusher, my book. If you got to yeastinfection.org you can also
read some of my articles about starch where I explain the difference between the soluble
fibers, the insoluble fibers. I talk about starch. But if people want, I’m happy to do a video
going into more detail about starch and stuff like that. I find with the longer videos, it’s probably
a waste of time because most people click off after three minutes and probably go back
to Facebook to watch funny cat videos or something. I find three, four minutes to be about good. Anyway, let’s not waste time. Resistance starch, why it is so important
for you. When you eat different foods, many of them
get digested, partially digested in the stomach and finished off in the small intestine. Some can even start getting to become digested
with your mouth, with the saliva. You can get a bit of digestion occurring which
increases in the gut and then gets finished further down. Some foods are called resistant starches. They actually bypass the small bowel or will
get partially digested higher up and then move further down into to colon or large intestine
where they get finished off. They get fermented, they get broken down,
these starches. They’re food for beneficial bacteria. They’re very, very, very important to eat. This is really what gets up me, really annoys
me a lot is so many people now think that the foods I’m going to talk about are bad
for you. They’re the Darth Vader of foods. They make you fat and sick and ugly and you’ll
die of cancer, whatever. There’s so much crap on the internet about
fiber and about carbohydrates. Some people are so worried now about carbs
they treat them like they’re radioactive substances. They walk around them. They think they’re toxic. Look, do I look fat? I’ve eaten oats all my life. I’ve eaten bananas, I’ve eaten potatoes, I’ve
eaten all the stuff you’re told not to eat. I’m not fat. You don’t get fat from eating the finer foods
I’m going to talk about. Many people just don’t get that through. They say, “I can’t eat oats, they’re no good. I get bloating. They’re sick. They make me sick. I’ll get fat from them. My nutritionist told me avoid most forms of
carbs including potatoes and sweet potatoes and rice and pastas. I’ve been told to ban all that now.” Well back in the 70s there was the pasta diet
where actually people did lose weight eating pasta. But back then also, they didn’t have the high
fructose corn syrup and all the other crap we’ve got in our diets today. What do we do? Well resistant starches are very important
because they will also help you to regulate your appetite. They’ll also help to bind cholesterol, pull
it out of the body. You eat a good serving of rolled oats everyday,
probably like your great grandma did, there’s a big chance your cholesterol will come down
with any kind of statin drug or junk like that. Food is medicine. Medicine is food. Rolled oats are a fantastic food. Green bananas are touted as being healthy
but I’m not really a fan of promoting unripe fruits to people. Fruits should be ripe. Maybe a little bit not ripe but you shouldn’t
eat bright green bananas. You can get plantain bananas which is Samoan
and Tongan people eat, the Pacific island people eat the green banana but they stay
green. They don’t go yellow. But it’s not a great idea to eat a semi-ripe
fruit, in my opinion. Would you eat a semi-ripe watermelon? Probably not. Would you eat an apple that’s green, that
hasn’t gone red yet? Probably not. You can cook with it, doesn’t taste so great. Some of the best resistant starches, in my
opinion, would be oats, potatoes, sweet potato, pastas, brown rice, white rice. This is the interesting thing with fiber,
resistant fiber. When you let a potato cool, and then cook
it, you’re doubling the fiber content just by doing that. That’s a pretty cool trick. Brown rice, sweet potato is my favorite. You can also get potato, sweet potatoes and
maybe some brown rice, you can cook them and the following day, you can make patties out
of them like little hamburger kind of patties and cook them in olive oil and they are delicious. Little bit of salt and pepper on top, you
will love it. Trust me, [inaudible 00:04:12]. That’s really healthy for the gut because
this is what the bacteria want. They want that resistant starch, they’re going
to feed on that. And that’s going to really increase their
population and then they’re going to confer benefits to you. More energy, better cognition. You’re just going to feel better. When I finally move people from high protein
diets into a little bit more of these resistant starches, they have a problem because their
bacteria are not up to speed yet. You can’t just all of a sudden jump off a
building. You need to jump off a chair first. Maybe then okay but now you can jump off a
taller chair and then eventually you can jump off the whole big building, providing you
got a parachute I hope. Point I’m making is, start small and then
go up and up. If you haven’t really eaten the foods I’m
mentioning like the brown rice of the oats or the potato, what you will do is you’ll
start with a very small portion. Especially if you got a lot of gas or bloating. You may even want to do a stool test to determine
where your level of pancreatic health is first. Look at the PE1 or the elastase. If that’s really low, you may need some enzymes
so you’re going to not get too much gas or bloating. Look at the beneficial bacteria. You need to have reasonable levels otherwise
if you’ve got very low levels, you’ll get a lot of farting and bloating which will then
get blamed by some practitioner on a detox reaction, some crap like that. Always start slowly when you make major dietary
changes. Never ever do things quick because you’ll
get sick and you’ll feel it then you’ll pay the price for it. Don’t forget, resistant starches are important. I’m a big fan of brown rice. I like brown basmati rice. I’m also a fan of sweet potato. We’ve got some very nice sweet potatoes here
in New Zealand. What I like about sweet potato is they’re
not a nightshade. And also is, they don’t really get affected
by pests. I’ve never heard of sweet potato crops being
sprayed. Not in my country anyway. Maybe in your country could be different. But sweet potato are easy to grow. They are a powerhouse of nutrition. They’re high in potassium, they’re very high
in vitamin A, superior when it comes to starch and fiber and they’re one of best natural,
in my opinion, one of the best root vegetables you can eat, period, is sweet potato. Check out the nutritional facts on them. But yeah, check out, might want to watch the
video again to get some of the finer points on the bacteria and the cholesterol, what
I mentioned. But those are just two or three things out
of 50 points I could expand on when it comes to the benefits of fiber. The other big benefit is appetite regulation. It’ll control your appetite to a better degree
so it’ll stop you from wanting to snack on foods. That’s it. Don’t forget to click on the link. There’s probably a PDF link in the description
box. It’ll be pretty cool report. Thanks for tuning in.

24 Replies to “Why Your Gut Needs Resistant Starch To Survive And Thrive”

  1. That’s not true. Plantains do go yellow and spot just like bananas. It just takes longer. They’re are very delicious once they start to yellow and spot.

  2. If I have been type 1 diabetic 30 yrs, does my pancreas still function in areas other than insulin production? I have been wondering about this for some time! I have been thinking perhaps I need to get a better understanding of what other things the pancreas is supposed to do, that it may not be able to… something that isn't ever discussed by doctors. Thanks!

  3. Love your videos!
    Would love to hear your opinion/advice about having a brewer's yeast allergy, also diagnosed with having candida overgrowth.
    Brewer's yeast is mold and is present in vinegar, raisins, soy sauce, tofu.
    By reintroducing small amounts of vinegar into dishes I make, would that alleviate this? I miss making tasty sauces.
    (Also allergic to beef, corn, whest, dairy, tuna, garlic, onion and potato – crazy right!?)

  4. Can you talk about your experience of treating people on high meat and high fat diets for candida? Have you seen people heal from candida overgrowth with ketogenic diets and carnivore diets? I've found that if I am eating high in fats then adding things like sweet potatoes makes my candida worse.

  5. Like Dr Adkins said, not everyone is sensitive to carbs. But carbs are a death sentence for some people. I'm one. Other people can eat all the carbs they want and not have a problem. The research on resistant carbs is not that great.

  6. Can I add my 2.5 liters of water 1/2 teaspoon magnesium sulfate(epsom salt) and sip it throughout the day in order to help constipation that 10.000iu vitamin d3 inflicted?

  7. Thank you so much Doc, for addressing this topic. Keto/Healthy Keto is very popular right now and I think that the benefits of these resistant starches has been overlooked in the process of achieving ketosis.

  8. I have a question. Why are green apples ok on candida when they are more of a high sugar fruit? At least the internet says so and im confused

  9. White rice isnt good for you or your gut, brown rice is just white rice with molasses on it. Potatoes isnt good for you either or sweet potatoes, now their not gonna kill you but if you want rice wild rice is the best and red rose potatoes is the least hybridize potato. The information is good doc but theirs levels to this

  10. Great info . Yes carbs are like the plague nowadays and there is a whole confusion regarding starches and resistant starches . Also many think they will increase yr insulin sky high and lead to diabetes. This video should be read by many nutritionists too !! Thank you

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