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Resistant Starch Foods: The Carb Lovers List of Weight-Loss Friendly Eats

The latest diet craze to hit the market is one that swings the food pendulum in the exact opposite direction from the recent Adkins-inspired, no-carb craze.  The Carb Lover’s Diet encourages readers to eat carbohydrates, specifically foods rich in resistant starch.  Resistant Starch is considered a weight-loss powerhouse because it does not get absorbed into the bloodstream or broken down into glucose.  According to Prevention magazine, the leading the way with this high carb diet revolution, “Resistant starch is a type of dietary fiber naturally found in many carbohydrate-rich foods. … It gets its name because it ‘resists’ digestion in the body, and though this is true of many types of fiber, what makes resistant starch so special is the powerful impact it has on weight loss and overall health.”  In support of the diet is this weeks delcartionnd this week nutritionists have declared that far from being a food to avoid, bread is positively beneficial. It’s full of essential nutrients, ­vitamins and minerals, especially if you opt for wholegrain varieties with added nuts, seeds or dried fruit.

If you’re ready to kick the meat-and-cheese habit and oomph up your daily menu with potatoes, pasta, and whole grain bread, while losing weight and feeling great, we’ve compiled a list of the top starch resistant foods that the Carb Lover’s Diet has given the thumbs up to.

Starch Resistant Foods

  • bananas
  • corn
  • potatoes
  • yams
  • pasta
  • pearl Barley
  • whole grain bread
  • navy beans
  • oatmeal
  • lentils
  • brown rice
  • navy beans
  • rye bread
  • pumpernickel bread
  • polenta
  • potato chips
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