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Dietary supplement well worth looking into
on 20 December 2013
This product was recommended by Mark Sissons of Mark's Daily Apple fame as a way to feed your lower gut. As most people know, potato is full of starch that is not digestible until cooked. The idea is to mix this raw, and therefore undigestable, starch into something like a whey shake and the starch passes undigested into the lower gut where it ferments and becomes a potent food for the gut itself as well as encouraging good while discouraging bad gut flora and fauna. Start slowly - I began by adding only a teaspoon to my post workout or morning shake a few times a week and now am adding about two tablespoons, which is roughly the amount of undigestable starch a more ancient diet might have contained daily. It's a low cost (per dose), and low risk idea and so far, I have obtained only positive results aside from a slight tendency to flatulence at the beginning. The real benefits seem likely only to show over a very extended period though, so it's a long-term strategy for improving bowel health but in the short and medium term, it comes under the heading 'pre-biotic' and so should show results in improved immune response and better digestion of the other good (and let's face it, increasingly expensive), high quality foods that might be in my diet.