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  • Sorry if this is a repeat question, How much RS is in a frozen green banana? I make "banana ice cream" with frozen bananas and frozen berries, and was just wondering how much RS I am getting and giving to my kids.

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    • Originally posted by Bobert View Post
      Sorry if this is a repeat question, How much RS is in a frozen green banana? I make "banana ice cream" with frozen bananas and frozen berries, and was just wondering how much RS I am getting and giving to my kids.
      TaterTot made a great PDF that's on the Free the Animal blog with RS food amounts: Direct PDF link

      It says 100 grams of an unripe banana has 4.7 grams of RS. I love semi-thawed green bananas with other fruit, in cream, with cacao nibs, in kefir, in yogurt...
      Age 55, post-menopausal, primal since August '12 with some dairy, lots of seafood, following PHD and the 5 Leptin Rules. Taking ThyroGold, eating RS and zero wheat with great results. My Primal Journal

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      • Originally posted by Energy! View Post
        TaterTot made a great PDF that's on the Free the Animal blog with RS food amounts: Direct PDF link

        It says 100 grams of an unripe banana has 4.7 grams of RS. I love semi-thawed green bananas with other fruit, in cream, with cacao nibs, in kefir, in yogurt...
        Thanks. I have seen that before, I was wondering if there was more RS to be had by freezing the unripe banana.

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        • Originally posted by Energy! View Post
          TaterTot made a great PDF that's on the Free the Animal blog with RS food amounts: Direct PDF link

          It says 100 grams of an unripe banana has 4.7 grams of RS. I love semi-thawed green bananas with other fruit, in cream, with cacao nibs, in kefir, in yogurt...
          Actually I read it as saying an unripe banana has between 4.7 and 34g of RS. I'm assuming the greener the better, though there'd be some variation since fruit isn't uniform.

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          • Originally posted by Bobert View Post
            Thanks. I have seen that before, I was wondering if there was more RS to be had by freezing the unripe banana.
            I'm pretty sure freezing only helps create more once you've cooked it - cooking potatoes, bananas, etc., destroyed the type 2 resistant starch and freezing them recreates some of that starch as type 3.

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            • Originally posted by LindyCG View Post
              Actually I read it as saying an unripe banana has between 4.7 and 34g of RS. I'm assuming the greener the better, though there'd be some variation since fruit isn't uniform.
              Right you are, and that makes sense about the ripeness or lack thereof.
              Age 55, post-menopausal, primal since August '12 with some dairy, lots of seafood, following PHD and the 5 Leptin Rules. Taking ThyroGold, eating RS and zero wheat with great results. My Primal Journal

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              • Now I'm curious to puree a green banana and run it through my ice cream maker--anyone tried it? Hopefully it could be stored without turning into a brick.
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                • Originally posted by gdot View Post
                  I wonder if it has anything to do with changes in intraocular pressure?
                  I don't know. The last I was checked, my pressure was better than normal for my age, but that was some years ago.

                  Originally posted by Melissa12 View Post
                  Paleophil, this is my first post. I only decided to post because I wanted you to know that I have the exact same symtoms as you have :

                  This happens to me too, and is happening more and more. I only started on the RS recently, about six weeks ago, and cannot take more than a couple of teaspoons a week for the moment.
                  Thanks for letting me know. I seem to get the best vision improvement so far from mung bean starch, though it's difficult to tell for sure.

                  This gives me hope. Thank you very much. I had hear of one lady who had the same problem and got cured by taking antifungals.

                  Also some Italian doctors are having very good results giving high dose curcumin (also an antifungal) to cure recurring uveitis. Cured after two years.
                  I use turmeric.

                  Same thing for me, the left eye has astigmatism and is more affected.
                  There do seem to be some interesting similarities amongst the vision improvers, so far.
                  Originally posted by tatertot
                  Finding a diet you can tolerate is not the same as fixing what's wrong.
                  "our ancestors obtained resistant starch and other fermentable fibers by eating a diversity of wild plant foods, bulbs, corms, tubers, cattails, cactuses, and medicinal barks..." -Mark Sisson

                  "I've long ago tossed the idea that a particular macro ratio is poison, and am now starting to think that the EM2…is defined less by novel NADS…and more by the gut microbiome and environmental pseudocommensals ..." -Kurt Harris, MD

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                  • Originally posted by LindyCG View Post
                    I'm pretty sure freezing only helps create more once you've cooked it - cooking potatoes, bananas, etc., destroyed the type 2 resistant starch and freezing them recreates some of that starch as type 3.
                    I've also seen vastly different amounts of RS listed between fresh and frozen green peas. I can't find the source at the moment........damnit!
                    What have you done today to make you feel Proud?

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                    • Originally posted by Paleophil View Post
                      I seem to get the best vision improvement so far from mung bean starch, though it's difficult to tell for sure.
                      Thank you for the tip. Could you please direct me to the product you use?
                      Have you tried arabinogalactan? I am starting this tomorrow.

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                      • Originally posted by TQP View Post
                        Isn't maltodextrin... Msg?
                        According to this
                        Is Maltodextrin Bad for You? The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly - Fitness for Travel | Fitness for Travel
                        no. Maltodextrin is .. maltodextrin. MSG is monosodium glutomate. IS the guy wrong??!!

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                        • Originally posted by breadsauce View Post
                          According to this
                          Is Maltodextrin Bad for You? The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly - Fitness for Travel | Fitness for Travel
                          no. Maltodextrin is .. maltodextrin. MSG is monosodium glutomate. IS the guy wrong??!!
                          Looks absolutely USELESS in one's diet.

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                          • Originally posted by maurile View Post
                            What made me think of a possible connection is that type-2 diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults, and resistant starch apparently lowers blood sugar levels, which is the opposite of diabetes.
                            It looks like there may be something to this.

                            Glycation-altered proteolysis as a pathobiologic mechanism that links dietary glycemic index, aging, and age-related disease (in nondiabetics) - Uchiki - 2011 - Aging Cell - Wiley Online Library

                            Natural History of Age-Related Retinal Lesions That Precede AMD in Mice Fed High or Low Glycemic Index Diets

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                            • Most cells have a mechanism to repel excess blood glucose but nerve and eye cells do not which is why vision and extremity pain serve as a canary in the BG coal mine.

                              But the damage dealt by high BG is a subtle thing over years so I'd be surprised if noticeable healing took place in a short time even if the BG were suddenly corrected.
                              37//6'3"/185

                              My peculiar nutrition glossary and shopping list

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                              • Yeah, and the last mild night vision blurring I experienced one evening a couple days ago took less time to develop than I expected, if it wasn't a fluke. It was just minutes after all--I estimate 20+ minutes. Luckily, by the next early morning it was reversed.

                                Glycation was also the first thing that came to my mind when I first noticed improvement in night vision and myopia after consuming MB starch for some time, but the apparent short time span for the improvement or worsening doesn't appear to fit, nor do my BG tests. This time the highest spike my post-prandial BG reached was 132 mg/dl.
                                Last edited by Paleophil; 05-03-2014, 12:00 PM.
                                Originally posted by tatertot
                                Finding a diet you can tolerate is not the same as fixing what's wrong.
                                "our ancestors obtained resistant starch and other fermentable fibers by eating a diversity of wild plant foods, bulbs, corms, tubers, cattails, cactuses, and medicinal barks..." -Mark Sisson

                                "I've long ago tossed the idea that a particular macro ratio is poison, and am now starting to think that the EM2…is defined less by novel NADS…and more by the gut microbiome and environmental pseudocommensals ..." -Kurt Harris, MD

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