Potato starch contains resistant starch. Resistant starch helps maintain healthy digestion and may be helpful in preventing colon cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, bacteria in the colon ferments resistant starches and produces short-chain fatty acids, including butyrate. Butyrate has anti-inflammatory and immunoregulatory properties. Butyrate also has anti-tumor effects because it seems to inhibit tumor cell development and causes tumor cell differentiation and cell death in colorectal cancer cells.
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Researchers at the Unit Laboratory for Innovation in Cereals in France published a study in "The Journal of Nutrition" in 2001 comparing benefits of high amylose corn starch and raw potato starch in rats. Researchers observed that either type of starch has similar benefits, including lowered triglycerides and total cholesterol, as well as enhancing your body's ability to absorb zinc, magnesium, calcium, iron and copper. Cholesterol benefits may occur because complex carbs in starch take an extended period of time for your body to break down, slowing the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream.
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· Potato starch is considered to have similar physiological effects and health benefits as fiber: it provides bulk, offers protection against colon cancer, improves glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity,
· It also lowers plasma cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations, increases satiety, and possibly even reduces fat storage
· Since potato starch is gluten free, it is very useful for people with gluten intolerance or wheat sensitivity.
· It is a good source of energy