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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:56 PM

Hi-maize® resistant starch. Anyone use this?....

Looking for some "get back on my diet inspiration" today I came across this & had never heard of it before. It sounds like it may be good for ones overall health & dieting too.

How can Hi-maize® resistant starch help me?
Everyone knows that the key to good health comes from treating your body properly and eating a well balanced diet. This includes eating the foods your body is designed to digest naturally – fresh fruit, vegetables, and whole grains. In short, a healthy diet should contain a variety of carbohydrates and dietary fiber to help you feel well and stay healthy. Hi-maize resistant starch can help. Hi-maize is a natural source of insoluble dietary fiber from corn. It’s now available as an ingredient and can be utilized to provide a nutritional boost to help you manage your weight, help maintain healthy blood sugar levels and promote a healthy digestive system.

Increase your dietary fiber
It is important to eat the right amount of fiber to stay healthy and well. Across the United States, an intake of dietary fiber ranging from 19 to 38 grams is recommended for adults, yet we eat a daily average of 14 to 17g. In fact, only 4% of Americans are getting enough fiber in their diet. This means your body is not getting what it needs. Hi-maize resistant starch can help you eat the way you should by increasing your dietary fiber intake without you noticing it! It boosts the fiber content of everyday foods like bread, pancakes or pasta without changing the taste or texture. For example, a slice of white bread containing Hi-maize provides the same amount of fiber as a slice of wholegrain bread. But you won’t be able to taste the difference. So with Hi-maize, you can eat more fiber without compromising on the carbohydrate-rich foods you love to eat.

Supports a healthy weight
Dietary fiber can help you feel full and manage your weight. However, not all fibers are the same. Different fibers trigger different responses within your body, which can have very different effects on your appetite, your metabolism and your weight. Hi-maize resistant starch supports a healthy weight in two important ways:

•Hi-maize resistant starch contains fewer calories than the flour that it replaces in foods. It contains only 1.4 kilocalories/gram compared to 4.0 kilocalories/gram of flour.
•Some (but not all) published studies have suggested that Hi-maize resistant starch helps people eat less food and/or feel less hungry over 2-3 hours, and over 14-24 hours.

http://www.hi-maize.com/HiMaize/USA/Consumers/How+can+Hi-maize+help+me/

Anybody ever use Hi-maize?

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:47 PM

1. Haven't tried it, but...

...it does rather assume you're going to do a lot of baking. I suppose if you're going to bake anyway and the stuff doesn't affect the texture of the baked goods too much, it's a good thing.

Which kind of reminds me that my unexpected hospital time in December interfered with my annual Christmas baking, so I have all these ingredients still about the house--including candied fruit for fruitcake and stuff like almond paste. I have no idea what to do with it. Maybe I'll start baking goodies to take to work.

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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:48 PM

2. Interesting....

I stay away from baked goods as much as possible but I do supplement my morning oatmeal with Oat Fiber. I will also occasionally add it to an afternoon smoothie if I'm feeling really hungry. I find it helpful.

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:37 PM

3. OMG! Please!

 

If it has a copyright, it's a manufactured food!

Eat WHOLE FOODS. Anything with a label and multiple ingredients should be tossed!

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