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|Fri, 11-08-2013 - 12:54pm|
I have recently read about Resistant Starch, a substance that can help with weight loss and lower blood sugar. Since I am diabetic, I read alot about it online. It is found in beans, mainly lentils, and is also derived from potatoes in the form of Potato Starch. You can mix it in water and drink it, or you can add it to foods as a thickener, or simply sprinkle it on your food. That made me think of Sensa, which is a white powder you sprinkle on your food. I just looked up the ingredients in Sensa and the first one mentioned is maltrodextrin, a starch powder. I'm wondering if the Potato Starch is basically the same thing and would work the same way. Has anyone here tried Sensa? If so, what is your opinion of it. It doesn't sound like something that could be harmful. I know the thing with the lentils is that beans are digested much lower in the intestinal tract so not as much is absorbed, plus the fiber does not get digested, but eliminated. I think this potato starch is supposed to act in a similar manner.
I am not one to use supplements. I believe in using portion control and exercise to lose weight. But this is a natural substance, coming from potatoes, which are actually food, and if it's going to help me eat less or absorb fewer calories from my food, I'm all for trying it.
Has anyone heard anything bad about this?