Definition of resistant in English:


Line breaks: re|sist|ant
Pronunciation: /rɪˈzɪstənt


  • 2Denoting starch that is not easily broken down by enzymes within the body and is therefore minimally absorbed during digestion: cooked rice, like bread, contains a useful amount of resistant starch, which acts like fibre in the digestive system
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    • The research claims that resistant starch foods also shrink fat cells, increase muscle mass, curb cravings, and keep people feeling full for longer.
    • Dodd said the industry is working on "resistant carbs" - technology that will restrict the digestible carbohydrates in pasta, so that consumers can enjoy pasta without worrying about it.
    • A diet rich in fibre and resistant starch encourages the growth of good bacteria.

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