Resistant Starch Fiber helps with blood sugar and weight.

By RosalieM Latest Reply 2014-11-17 22:12:04 -0600
Started 2014-11-14 16:48:44 -0600

I have found that resistant starch fiber is helpful for blood sugar control and weight control.
Seven years ago I found resistant starch fiber and have been using it ever since. How it works is
our body makes an enzyme to digest starch, when having resistant starch fiber in the same meal such as in mashed potatoes the resistant starch fiber attaches to the enzyme and doesn't allow all of the starch to digest. The starch becomes a fiber for one hour and passes out of the body without affecting blood sugar as much. It also cancels some of the starch calories. It doesn't affect sugar. I use Splenda in place of sugar. It also makes you feel very full so you don't want to eat as much.
It has helped me keep my blood sugar down and lose and keep weight off.

19 replies

Naomi Rook
Naomi Rook 2014-11-16 12:23:34 -0600 Report

It is just high processed and fake so I don't use it. I honestly don't use sugar at least added sugar anyway.

RosalieM 2014-11-16 12:41:35 -0600 Report

Do you know how Stevia is made? In it's true raw form it is a green leaf.
I don't know what process is used to make the white powder or liquid.
Have been trying to find that information for some time.
Thanks for any information you can give me.

Naomi Rook
Naomi Rook 2014-11-16 09:54:06 -0600 Report

Don't use Splenda! It is so incredibly bad for you! Use raw stevia!

roxanne bohnnow
roxanne bohnnow 2014-11-17 13:08:09 -0600 Report

Did you know that Splenda was first designed to be a rat poison.

RosalieM 2014-11-17 14:41:28 -0600 Report

You might be right, but sugar is poison for me too. Splenda is less of a poison for me as a diabetic than Splenda. /did you know the canola oil was first used to grease steam engines. Then it was modified to make it edible. It is called Canola oil because the seeds from which it is made are grown in Canada.
Grandma Rose

RosalieM 2014-11-16 12:19:07 -0600 Report

Hi Naomie,
That Splenda is bad is a myth that got started on the internet. Aspartame (equal) is bad. It is a chemical. Stevia is Ok as far as I know, but we don't know how it is made. I understand that Coke owns Stevia and the process is secret. I could be wrong about that but that is my understanding.
Splenda is made by fermenting sugar Like making sourkraut or beer.
I knew someone who worked at the Splenda plant and a food scientist they
said the same thing. Splenda is sugar turned into a fiber by fermenting. Your body cannot digest fiber so it leaves the body undigested. It does not affect the brain or anything as it does not enter the blood stream.

haoleboy 2014-11-16 13:02:01 -0600 Report

Coca-Cola and Cargill own Truvia a sweetener that contains minimal amounts of highly processed stevia.
Stevia powder is made by water extraction of dried stevia leaves followed by a crystallization process. Many powdered stevia products contain maltodextrin as a filler.


RosalieM 2014-11-16 17:34:00 -0600 Report

Thanks for that information Steve. I checked Truvia at the store today, it contains sugar alcohol and has three grams of carbs for a tiny packet. At three grams of carbs for about a teaspoon, it is not good for diabetics like us. Splenda has less than one gram of carbohydrate for the same amount of Truvia.

Glucerna 2014-11-14 17:04:30 -0600 Report

What type of resistant starch do you use Rosalie? There's a study here on using resistant starch in PWD T2 ~Lynn @Glucerna

RosalieM 2014-11-14 18:19:31 -0600 Report

I read the research in the link you provided. It was pretty much Greek to me. I would love a summery without the technical wording of the results of the research. I am using the same resistant starch fiber that was used in the study. I host a diabetes support group. several people in the group were able to cut their diabetic medications in half after using the resistant starch fiber for just five or six weeks. Some are losing weight. It depends on how diligent and motivated they are to follow my instructions for its use.
I also teach the group about nutrition, whole foods, and effects of fat, protein and different carbohydrates on their blood sugar. I tested every type food on my own blood sugar. I have not tested processed foods as that is useless and I don't want to eat processed foods. I suspect all this plays into my and my support group results.

jayabee52 2014-11-15 01:15:47 -0600 Report

How about this Rosalie ~ is this more understandable?


RosalieM 2014-11-15 07:11:00 -0600 Report

Thank you so much Jayabee for that link. I saved it so I study all the links he provided. He mostly agreed with what I have learned except for one error.
That is the resistant starch made from hi-maize does not contain artificial chemical RS. Everything else was right on. I have not used potato starch so I can't
speak about that.

Glucerna 2014-11-15 16:54:06 -0600 Report

Thanks for sharing the additional info James. It's great Rosalie that you're sharing so much information with your support group! ~Lynn @Glucerna

RosalieM 2014-11-15 17:17:47 -0600 Report

I don't know how to use this site very well.
are you connected with Glucerna the product in some way. I am interested in what else you might know that would be helpful.

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