Public health authorities around the world (including the Word Health Organisation, Australia’s National Health, and the US National Academy of Science and Medical Research Council to name just a few) recognise the benefits of resistant starch.
More than 350 published studies show the compelling health advantages of natural HI-MAIZE® resistant starch made from high amylose corn.
Unlike many other functional fibres which can be hard on tummies, studies with HI-MAIZE® show that consumers can eat even high levels (up to 45g/day) of HI-MAIZE® without digestive side effects.
The benefits include:
- Digestive health – beyond laxation, it helps create a healthier internal environment for healthy digestive bacteria to work effectively.
- Diabetes and Energy management – helps support healthy blood sugar and insulin levels by: reducing the glcaemic response to foods; reducing insulin resistance; and helping to improve how we metabolise fat.
- Weight management - helps consumers control their appetites by keeping them feeling fuller for longer after meals and reducing blood sugar spikes - both short-term and long-term.
- Invisible fibre – makes it easier for your consumers to boost their fibre intake – without changing what they eat. A gentle but effective fibre, HI-MAIZE® doesn’t change the taste or texture of the foods consumers love.
Not all resistant starches are equal.
Remember! Most scientific research pointing to health advantages of resistant starch relates to RS2 high amylose maize (corn) starch (HI-MAIZE®). Other types of resistant starch have been less well researched, with few published studies.