Over 10,000 years ago, ancestral diets were raw and rich in unripe fruits and vegetables, containing 30-50 g of resistant starch per day. Over time, modern food manufacturing methods like milling and cooking have stripped resistant starch from our diets.
Today, we’re in a nutrient-deficient state of crisis.
The average American gets only 4 g or 20% of the Suggested Dietary Target (SDT) of resistant starch from diet alone.
Resistant starch refers to all starches that remain “resistant” to digestive enzymes when they reach the large intestine. Resistant Starch Type 2 (RS2) is a native granule from an unmodified food source found in certain fruits, vegetables, and grains. It is a unique type of prebiotic dietary fiber that has been well-research for its effects on healthy digestion, IBS symptoms and proper immune system function.1
1 Front. Immunol., 01 October 2019 https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2019.02348