Posted to Health & Beauty
on Jun 6, 2011 - 05:06
This article is written by Louise Atkinson and i found it especially interesting as it is a breakthrough in the world of dieting.
When dieting, Carbs are the last food group you would think of consuming, however, research has shown that not all carbs are bad..
Some contain a substance called resistant starch which, when consumed in quantity, actively encourages weight loss.
these are found
in everyday foods - such as oats, beans and potatoes, green bananas being most effective because If you eat one slightly green banana a day, you get a guaranteed 12.5g of resistant starch to help you lose weight without feeling hungry!
Research at the University of Surrey found that consuming resistant starch in one meal caused participants to consume 10% fewer calories (about 150 to 200 calories for the average woman) during the next day because they felt less hungry. Results also seem to indicate that adding a little resistant starch to your breakfast is enough to shift your body into fat-burning mode, enabling you to burn nearly 25% more calories per day.
These statistics are definitely food for thought!
The best carbs to consume are: bananas, beans, potatoes, polenta, brown rice and barley
This new dietary breakthrough means that you don't have to starve yourself of the things you need, which means you will be less likely to binge or crave.
Click the source link for more details on the process, information and even recipes!