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Resistant starch and calculating net carbs?

Commented on June 02, 2014
Created June 01, 2014 at 4:30 PM

I've been subtracting fiber from the total carbs to get net carbs, but should resistant starch also be subtracted? Put another way, does anyone know if resistant starch is included in the total carb count that we see on nutrition labels/databases? (I'm thinking that if it is, then we would subtract it, but if it's not, then we don't subtract it.) Thanks.

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They are also high in soluble fiber and protein. When I had my first go round of low carb it was in the 90's, I never heard of Paleo back then. I ate beans and peanuts all the time and even soy sometimes, just counted the net carbs. Still lost weight.

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So, that is a sign that RS is included in total carbs, cuz beans are pretty high in total carbs.

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Nutrition labels / databases typically tell you all starch, fiber, sugar are carbs and the carb amount is their total. Approximately 2/3 of fermentable fiber is food to your gut organisms and your body uses the rest in the form of short chain fatty acids, and resistant starch is fermentable.

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Nickoley has a chart which tells you the percentage of RS in various foods, but I don't think it translates 100% though because of the "second meal" phenomenon.

For example, I ate some refried beans (oh, the horror!). My BG went down and I stayed in deep ketosis. Surely there was some usable carb in there too, but my body didn't react to it at all in the expected way.

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on June 02, 2014
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They are also high in soluble fiber and protein. When I had my first go round of low carb it was in the 90's, I never heard of Paleo back then. I ate beans and peanuts all the time and even soy sometimes, just counted the net carbs. Still lost weight.

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on June 02, 2014
at 02:30 PM

So, that is a sign that RS is included in total carbs, cuz beans are pretty high in total carbs.

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