Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Steak and Bake and Your Gut

"'While most proteins are digested and absorbed by the small intestine, undigested protein reaching the large bowel is fermented and can result in potentially toxic compounds,' she [Dr. Chrissie Butts] explained. 'Our research showed that by delivering dietary constituents that supported beneficial bacteria and restricting the growth of pathogenic bacteria in the large bowel, we were able to have a positive effect on the host's health.'

The eight-week study showed that meals of red meat with potato fibre or potato-resistant starch had significant effects in the large bowel, including higher concentrations of beneficial bacteria."

Research shows spuds are the perfect match for steak dinners - Farming - Independent.ie