The Resistant Starch Bible

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If you want to need more about resistant starch, this is a great book, that goes into great details, and helps you identify foods that naturally contains it. The book is a great resource for those who want to improve their intake of idigestible carbohydrates, and understand how resistant starch works in your body. The subject is not a trivial one, yet Chase Williams, the author, manages to present it in a form that is easy to understand.

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