EDIT 4/17/17 - I have enough volunteers now, I'll share the results when I get them compiled. Thanks!
Dear Readers - I'm well into my RS analysis testing project. I've sent samples of various starches to different labs for RS testing and test comparisons.
Preliminary results show that things are as we expected: Potato Starch, Green Banana Flour, and Hi-Maize are all good sources of RS.
I'd like to take this project a step further, and test the blood glucose response caused by these starches.
Purpose: I wish to test the post-prandial blood glucose response after ingesting approximately 20g of raw resistant starch. Resistant starch should have no impact on blood glucose. This experiment will show whether the non-RS portions of raw starches negatively impact blood sugar when compared to a high glycemic food such as potato or bread.
Looking for: 5-10 volunteers who are willing to take blood glucose readings for a couple weeks.
Volunteers must be in the US, not taking statins or blood pressure meds. Not be on a low carb or ketogenic diet. Not have any medical concerns with blood sugar control, ie, hypoglycemia, diabetes, or pre-diabetes.
Preferred: Healthy people eating a healthy diet with plenty of fiber and resistant starch.
I will provide you with:
- Home glucose testing monitor and 50 test strips,
- One pound of Green Banana Flour,
- Bob's Red Mill Potato Starch,
- Hi-Maize 260.
These items will be mailed to you from Amazon, paid for by me. There will be no cost to you.
- Establish fasting blood glucose baseline over 7 days.
- Test post-prandial rise in BG after eating two slices of white bread or 200g (1 medium) potato, cooked and eaten while still hot.
- Test post-prandial rise in BG after eating 2TBS of potato starch, banana flour, and Hi-Maize on different days.
The post-prandial tests will require seven finger-prick tests for each starch, taken at 30 minute intervals.
The results will be recorded and sent to me by email. The meter and leftover starches are yours to keep.
To volunteer: Just send me an email, akman2014 (at) live.com, and we'll set it all up. All I will need is your mailing address and a commitment to keep good records. The entire test will take about 30 days to complete.
Family units welcome! It will save money on supplies if two or more in a household can share.
If you have questions, please ask in the comments.