Want a trimmer tummy? Eat starch!

But not just any starch… resistant starch. This naturally occurring carbohydrate is one of the newest “functional foods” to hit the market. And it can help you reduce body fat in three unique ways.

1. Resistant starch increases two satiety hormones – glucagon-like-peptide and peptide YY – helping you feel fuller, longer.

2. It cranks up your metabolism and increases your body’s fat-burning ability by 20-25 percent. What’s more, studies have shown that when resistant starch is eaten at breakfast, the fat-burning effects continue throughout the entire day.

3. Resistant starch actually helps prevent weight re-gain – almost as much as exercise does.

I’ve been using resistant starch for the past two years in my delicious, wholesome desserts. Not only is it an amazing ingredient, the benefits are real. I’ll be sharing more about this fat-blasting fiber in future issues of ETR. Until then, you can learn more by visiting resistantstarch.com.

[Ed. Note: Resistant starch isn’t the only ingredient that can make your favorite foods healthier. A myriad of functional ingredients can boost the fiber, protein, healthy fats, and antioxidants in your food – while improving the taste at the same time! And that applies to desserts, too. Nutrition expert Kelley Herring has come up with delicious and healthy desserts that you can make at home. Learn more here.]

Kelley Herring

Kelley Herring is the Founder & CEO of Healing Gourmet – a multimedia company that educates on how foods promote health and protect against disease. As a young adult, Kelley battled a debilitating health condition that went misdiagnosed by multiple doctors for more than a year. Finding no help from “modern medicine”, she turned to her own knowledge of biochemistry and her passion for health research. She soon learned that her symptoms were related to nutrition and within weeks, she charted a course back to health with nothing more than simple lifestyle changes and the power of the plate. The lessons she learned spawned the creation of Healing Gourmet. Kelley is a firm believer in vigorous exercise, moderate sun exposure and delicious, healthy, home-cooked meals. She is also the creator of Healing Gourmet’s Personalized Nutrition Software and Editor-in-Chief of the Healing Gourmet book series published by McGraw-Hill including Eat to Fight Cancer, Eat to Beat Diabetes, Eat to Lower Cholesterol and Eat to Boost Fertility.