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Starch: 3 Research-Backed Benefits

Starch is a carbohydrate. Resistant starch has shown potential benefits that are better than ordinary starch.

Resistant starch may be important in reducing the risk of bowel cancer. Other benefits of resistant starch include improved blood fat, better satiety, insulin sensitivity, and improved digestion.

In this article, we list claims of potential benefits and/or side-effects of starch that we have found research on. Every claim is listed with all of its sources. We get these claims from our Nutrition Tool.

We also have an article about starch named What Are Starches? if you're interested in learning more.

Research-Backed Beneficial Claims Of Starch

These are some of the potential research-backed health benefits of starch.

1. Blood Sugar

Starch - Blood Sugar

About this claim

Blood sugar is the amount of glucose present in your blood. Every time you eat, your blood sugar fluctuates. Over time, high blood sugar can lead to long-term, serious health problems. Research is telling us, nutritional management is one way to control blood sugar levels. Some specific nutrients can have a beneficial impact on your blood sugar. One effect can be not to cause blood sugar spikes.

Research sources for this claim

You are welcome to explore 25 other nutrients that share this research-backed claim in our nutrition tool.

2. Cancer

Starch - Cancer

About this claim

Cancer is when abnormal cells divide without control in your body, making you ill. Research shows that some nutrients can play a vital role in the treatment of various cancers, but also as one prevention method.

Research sources for this claim

You are welcome to explore 53 other nutrients that share this research-backed claim in our nutrition tool.

3. Stomach And Intestine

Starch - Stomach And Intestine

About this claim

Your stomach and intestines are where the nutrients from the food you consume get in your body. Research shows that some nutrients may be beneficial for your stomach and intestines. For instance, help keep your digestive system healthy.

Research sources for this claim

You are welcome to explore 20 other nutrients that share this research-backed claim in our nutrition tool.

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Sara Niemelä

co-founder Care Omnia, Head Content Creator




Sara
Niemelä

I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family. Nutrition is my passion. I have spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies. Nutrition is the foundation you build a healthy and fulfilling life upon!