A new study says that consuming bananas and potatoes on a regular basis can do good to a person's health. Specifically, the study has suggested that these foods are rich in resistant starch support gut health and enhance satiety.
Researchers examined the potential health benefits of resistant starch, a form of starch that is not digested in the small intestine and is therefore considered a type of dietary fibre. Some forms of resistant starch occur naturally in foods such as bananas, potatoes, grains and legumes and some are produced or modified commercially and incorporated into food products. The findings showed that that resistant starch can support gut health and enhance satiety via increased production of short chain fatty acids.