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Benefits of Resistant Starch on Blood Sugar Management and Weight Loss

Resistant starch is known to have the same effect as soluble fiber and is helpful if you want to shed some kilos and improve insulin resistance. The higher the resistant starches content in a food, the fewer calories it has, thereby contributing to weight loss, primarily by increasing feelings of fullness and reducing appetite.

Processed Foods and Metabolism

Processed food forms 10% of the average caloric intake in urban and rural India. Due to their easy availability, addictive taste, and cheap costs, processed foods are highly popular among people. Though most foods undergo some form of processing, mechanically processed foods are healthy and safe to consume. Chemical processing of foods alters the original nutrients and adds unhealthy components like additives and preservatives that increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, increased cancer risk, and cardiovascular diseases.

Expert Guide - Choosing Healthy Options in an Indian Diet

Research studies show that the onset of Type-2 diabetes and prediabetes can be delayed or even prevented with lifestyle and dietary changes. By following a regular routine of healthy food changes, physical activity, and weight loss it is possible to prevent and manage both prediabetes and Type-2 diabetes. Other lifestyle modifications like managing your stress levels, quitting smoking and alcohol also contribute to a large extent.