October 09, 2020

Resistant Starch - A Superfood

Resistant Starch - A Superfood

"Good Health Begins in the Gut"

G-factor's™ high biological value (HBV) range of plant-based protein powders is a no fuss way to provide up to one third of the recommended dietary intake (RDI) of Resistant Starch with the added benefit of an all natural full amino acid profile - including all the 9 essential amino acids your body needs from a dietary or supplementary source.

Many of us may not have heard about resistant starch but we should because it is fast becoming a medical superfood of the world.

Why? Because of its ability to reboot your body to optimum health by feeding the population of good bacteria in your microbiome. Did you know your gut contains 90% of cells found in the body?

There are four types of Resistant Starch

RS1 - Resistant Starch

Physically inaccessible or undigestible resistant starch, such as that found in seeds or legumes and unprocessed whole grains.


RS2 - Resistant Starch

Australian Lady Finger Green Bananas. This form of starch Is inaccessible to enzymes due to starch conformation. These starches conver to sugars as the banana ripens.

RS3 - Resistant Starch

This starch is formed when starch-containing foods are cooked and cooled, such a pasta or rice.Thos occurs due to retrogradation, which refers to the collective processes of dissolved starch becoming less soluble after being heated and dissolved in water and then cooled.

RS4 - Resistant Starch

Starch that has been chemically modified to resist digestion.

G-factor's™ high biological value (HBV) range of plant-based Sports Nutrition Protein Shakes and our Formulated Meal Replacement Protein Shake all contain Green Banana Resistant Starch (RS2)RS2 is resistant to primary digestion which is essential for maintaining gut health. When made from Australian 'Lady Finger' Green Bananas, this form of Resistant Starch is the world's most natural, nutrient dense version. 

  • Resistant Starch works by producing butyrate (butyric acid) which is absorbed via large intestine cell walls providing the preferred energy source for the entire body while keeping your gut in optimum condition. This crucial digestive enzyme also feeds the good gut bacteria in your gut while inhibiting the growth of bad bacteria.
  • Resistant Starch can also remove inflammation, lower triglyceride levels, cholesterol and increases absorption of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants capacity of foods.
  • Resistant Starch can also help regulate insulin and can aid in the treatment of both Type I and Type II diabetes.

New studies have been released stating that a diet rich in Resistant Starch is essential to protect our bodies from diabetes.

Click this link to read more detailed information on the benefits of Resistant Starch.

"Good Health Begins in the Gut"


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