Resistant Starch is crucial to the formation of good human gut microbiota. It feeds the beneficial bacteria of the large intestine. Research suggests that healthy gut microbiota significantly reduces the risk of colon cancer.
Resistant Starch is defined as the total amount of starch and the products of starch degradation that resist digestion in the small intestine
Where other types of starch are broken down in the small intestine, Resistant Starch is digested by the large intestine. This improves digestive health through the fermentation of the Resistant Starch by good bacteria in the bowel.
When these good bacteria are dominant in the gut, they establish an environment that nourishes the cells that line the gut wall and provide important immune signals that establish a healthy immune response.