Tag Archives: Potatoes

Is Bob’s Red Mill Potato Starch Resistant Starch?

I have heard rumors that Bob’s Red Mill’s customer service is telling people that their potato starch does not contain resistant starch (RS). In October, 2015, this comment appeared on the Bob’s Red Mill website: Question: Is Tapioca Flour a Starch and would it be considered resistant starch? Answer: Yes, tapioca flour is a starch, […]

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Potato Diets in the News

Potato Diets have taken the internet by storm this year! SpudFit There’s Andrew Taylor (aka SpudFit) of Melbourne, who has literally blown up the internet and was even on The Doctors on March 3rd. I’ve had a couple email exchanges with Andrew. Nice guy, very genuine. I even sent him a draft copy of The […]

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Eat Fat, Get Thin…with Potato Starch!

For all of you that have read “The Potato Hack: Weight Loss Simplified,” you may have found the chapters of resistant starch (RS) and potato starch (PS). I hope you read these chapters, this may be the most important part of the whole book beyond the quick weight loss experienced from eating a potato-only diet. […]

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Bifidogenic Potato Starch

Somewhere along the lines, people have started thinking that raw potato starch (RPS) is somehow bad for the gut biome. Years back, I read many papers discussing the “bifidogenic” properties of RPS, or its ability to specifically grow Bifidobacteria. Bifido is one of the few types of bacteria that is thought to be particularly healthful […]

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Home Made Potato Starch and Juice

I have a Jack Lalanne Power Juicer that I use every summer when I have too many carrots and beets…ever have a glass of fresh squeezed carrot juice?  You can’t beat it! I got to reading some comments somewhere from a young lady extolling the virtues of raw potato juice, she said it was full […]

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Resistant Starch and Red Meat

The Paleo Community is once again backed into a corner, defending “meat.” The World Health Organization recently released a report that says: Overall, the Working Group classified consumption of processed meat as “carcinogenic to humans” (Group 1) on the basis of sufficient evidence for colorectal cancer. Additionally, a positive association with the consumption of processed […]

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Resistant Starch Type 2 (RS2)

RS2 has been in lots of headlines this week!  Thanks to everyone who keeps me posted on the latest happenings in Resistant Starch Land. Hi-Maize in the News: The biggest piece of recent news is that the FDA now allows health claims of “preventing diabetes” for products that contain High Amylose Maize Starch! Read more […]

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Intro to Resistant Starch

Some good info on resistant starch. Much of this info is found in my book, The Potato Hack: Weight Loss Simplified, but it’s been updated to include new developments in our understanding of resistant starch. Resistant starch (RS) is starch that does not get digested in the stomach or small intestine and enters the large […]

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Potato Starch Defended!

I have made it my sole purpose in life to stick up for the tiny little spheres of goodness that make up raw potato starch. Last summer, the blogger behind The Paleo Mom blog went on a rampage against my beloved RPS, saying things like: Now, a new contender is here for the superfood crown: […]

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Ancestral Potato Hackers Discovered

Maybe this potato hack thing is ingrained in us, evolutionarily. Here is proof that potato hacking predates even Homo sapiens. From, Do Animals Have Culture A smart monkey in Japan (named Imo) learned a cool trick. She washed her potato in a river. Her troopmates saw her doing this and likewise started washing their potatoes. […]

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Resistant Starch Content of Potatoes

A research paper from July 2016 examined the fiber and starch profiles of numerous potato types. This is the first paper to fully describe the RS found in raw, cooked, and cooked and cooled potatoes. Published in the Food Chemistry journal, “Evaluation of nutritional profiles of starch and dry matter from early potato varieties and […]

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Potato Starch Increases Butyrate

I never get tired of seeing well-designed studies on my favorite thing in the world: fiber! Well, here’s a couple research articles describing Bob’s Red Mill Potato Starch, man-made RS4, and an inulin supplement.  tl/dr: Fiber good!

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This is Your Gut on Potatoes

  Several research papers have suggested that a “simplified fiber” diet will create more diversity in gut flora than a diet filled with various fiber types.

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New Blog Look…Under Construction.

Greetings! I’m Tim Steele, author of The Potato Hack: Weight Loss Simplified. On this blog, I will be discussing all of my favorite health topics. My goal is to write at least 2 blog posts per week throughout 2017. Please sign up for email alerts so that you don’t miss anything.

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Christmas Ideas for Gut Healthy Eaters

Christmas shopping ideas for healthy eating, gut health, and potatoes! Black Friday nears.  You all know I live in North Pole, Alaska, not 10 miles from Santa’s Workshop, right?  Take it from me, the elves have been busy this year.  Here is a list of gift ideas for you.

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Potato Pizza!

Bored of plain potatoes on your potato diet?  Try potato pizza! When eating potatoes-only for 3-5 days, you can get by on the traditional roasted, baked, boiled, mashed presentations, however, after a week, it really becomes a chore to fix potatoes in a way that you get excited about eating them.  Wait ’til you see […]

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Welcome to the Potato Hack Chronicle!

Welcome to the Potato Hack Chronicle!  I’ve been playing around with an all-potato diet for the past 6 years or so, ever since Chris Voigt pulled his 2-month potato diet “stunt” in 2010. Lots of bloggers circa 2010-2012 were talking about the all-potato aspect, and nearly all of them decided there was nothing special, about […]

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