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Resistant carbs
« on: January 02, 2018, 01:04:43 PM »
We may have already discussed these.  Allegedly you can eat these and not gain weight.

Eat This Carb and You Won't Gain Weight

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Re: Resistant carbs
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 01:33:15 PM »
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Most intriguing and surprising of all is that so many leftovers contain resistant starch. When you cook a certain starchy food, like white rice, pasta or a potato, and then cool it in the refrigerator, the food develops resistant starches. “Cooking the carbohydrate starch alters the chemical bonds in the food,” Arciero explains. Stick it in the fridge, and as the food cools, those bonds reform in a new design. “The ensuing structure of those bonds during the cooling process is what makes them resistant to then being digested in the small intestine,” Arciero says. Even if you heat them up again, they retain their new resistant starches.

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Re: Resistant carbs
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 01:48:35 PM »
So boilling the rice, cooling it down and reheating it would make the carbs resistant? Interesting.

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Re: Resistant carbs
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2018, 02:11:18 PM »
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It’s too soon to tell if resistant starch can help people lose weight. But the new evidence suggests that it may help control weight by altering body composition and increasing satiety.

I had no luck with legumes and other 'complex' carbs while trying to lose weight and I usually cooked large quantities and kept them refrigerated.

>increasing satiety

But for long-term maintenance, that's a big deal.  Also, just having the option in your diet for starches like potatoes and rice helps with added variety and dealing with carb cravings.

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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2018, 02:14:37 PM »
Yeah I found that part real interesting.  But what about the precooked potatoes you buy in the store like mashed potatoes that you just microwave?  I'm a little skeptical.

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Re: Resistant carbs
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2018, 02:20:54 PM »
>precooked potatoes you buy in the store

You must have a death wish.

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Re: Resistant carbs
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2018, 03:13:41 PM »
>precooked potatoes you buy in the store

You must have a death wish.

True but I hate making mashed potatoes from scratch so I buy Bob Evans which are cooked then refigerated/frozen but I still get fat.

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Re: Resistant carbs
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2018, 04:11:03 PM »
> Bob Evans

Louise keeps a tub of them in the freezer for grandkid emergency rations.

>potatoes

I use cauliflower to calm my potato cravings. Works pretty well and is relatively easy to prep.  With some seasoning, I can generate a reasonable replacement for hash browns.  Lately, I've been coating florets with olive oil and my dry mustard rub and broiling them.  A+ on that one.

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Re: Resistant carbs
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2018, 05:34:49 PM »
I'd like to see some blood sugar results.

>cauliflower

Thanks for the reminder and recipe, RC. I need more cauliflower in my life.

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Re: Resistant carbs
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2018, 07:03:32 PM »
>I need more cauliflower in my life.

I got the idea from the Spicy Cauliflower Bites recipe here and just dumbed it down using dry rub. Worked great with a fresh head and very good with a bag of frozen, which was easier still.  Other recipes in that slideshow look to be worthwhile --maybe a soup or chowder.

https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/photo-gallery/43292655/image/43292670/Spicy-Cauliflower-Bites

While I like cauliflower, I don't like the cauliflower after-taste when I'm doing faux potatoes so I lean heavily on garlic & onions to mask it.

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Re: Resistant carbs
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2018, 02:08:03 AM »
Well all this, just chuck the potatoes or rice in the fridge and then reheat and it's better for you, sounds too easy. Too good to be true.