Dr Oz: Are Carbs the Secret Weapon To Fight Cancer?
Dr. Oz says that he has often warned against eating the wrong types of carbohydrates because they are bad for your health, but what if he told you they could actually be the secret to helping you prevent cancer? Dr. Robynne Chutkan says that while many carbohydrates are unhealthy, today she is talking about resistant carbs and their ability to help you fight cancer. Dr. Chutkan says some people even call these resistant carbs the miracle cure-all because of the powerful benefits they offer to not only help prevent diabetes and cancer, but also to help you lose weight.
Dr Oz: Simple vs Resistant Carbs
Dr. Oz used a larger-than-life model of the small and large intestines to show the difference between how regular, or simple, carbs get processed in the body and how resistant carbs get processed. He said most carbs turn into sugar and get absorbed into the body, which causes fat production and weight gain, rather than providing nutrients and getting flushed out of your system. When you eat resistant carbs they do not get so absorbed into the body, but instead make their way down to the colon where they can help your body get rid of toxins and provide the good bacteria with nutrients they need to thrive.
Dr Oz: Resistant Carbs Reduce Risk For Colon Cancer By 50%
Dr. Robynne Chutkan explained the three important ways that resistant carbs help to prevent colon cancer and improve the health of your bowels. She says by increasing the amount of resistant starches in your diet you can reduce your risk of colon cancer by 50%!
- Resistant carbs bulk up the stool and create a large bowel movement, which helps to sweep all of the toxins out of the colon.
- They encourage the growth of good bacteria to improve the health of your digestive tract.
- They produce a compound called short-chain fatty acid, which is the energy source of the cells in the colon.
Dr Oz: Reduce Breast Cancer Risk, Eat Resistant Carbs
Dr. Chutkan says recent research has shown resistant starches to significantly slow down the growth of estrogen receptor positive tumors, like the ones found in breast cancer, which is exciting news for the medical community.
Dr Oz: Can Carbohydrates Prevent Diabetes?
Dr. Oz says 1 in 3 Americans is affected by diabetes so the news that resistant carbs help prevent the disease is something he finds very promising. Dr. Chutkan explained you do not get the same sugar and insulin spike with resistant carbs as you do when you eat simple carbs, which is why they are so beneficial at fighting diabetes.