Research Shows Resistant Starch is Beneficial to Regularity
Adding bulk also may promote the health of the colon by speeding up transit through the digestive system.
“The faster food moves through the digestive tract, the less frequently harmful compounds, such as carcinogens, come in contact with the digestive system,” explains Lisa Sanders, Ph.D., RD, Tate & Lyle. “The added bulk also helps to dilute any harmful compounds that may exist and minimize their negative impact on the colon.”
The study’s results were published online in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition in August 2009. View the study in its entirety.