Let’s talk Resistant Starch
What does resistant starch mean?

It’s a type of starch that is “resistant” to digestion, your body does not break it down. It literally goes through your stomach and small intestine undigested, eventually reaching your colon where it feeds your friendly gut bacteria. Your gut flora houses live microbes that love to eat. The resistant starch acts like a prebiotic and feeds the live microbes in your colon.

The best sources of resistant starch are green banana, green plantain, plantain flour, raw potato starch or cooked and cooled white rice. Rice must be cooled or kept overnight so the starch builds up.
Resistant starch is good for the gut flora, there are many benefits such as burns fat, protects against colon cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
They are simple, quick and a delicious healthy snack for adults and kids alike.

Ingredients
Serving Size 1
1 Green Banana or Green Plantain
1 tsp Ghee or coconut oil or olive oil

Directions
Heat pan with oil of choice
Slice banana or plantain. Thinner = crispier
cooked until brown
Season with sea salt
Green Banana Chips

ABOUT THE AUTHOR…

Karen Ellis is Functional Nutrition Specialist with 20 years of experience in the health and wellness industry. Her passion for a holistic approach to health came after a weight loss pill caused me to have a stroke and open-heart surgery at the age of 35.

With the unexpected death of my husband and the complexities of my own health issues, my well-being was paramount as a single mother of two young boys.

I am a Functional Medicine Practitioner through The School of Applied Functional Medicine. My health coaching training and certification is from Columbia University for the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York. I am board certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. I also hold a B.S. in Psychology from the New York Institute of Technology and I’m  a classically trained raw and whole foods chef from Lincoln Culinary School.