What Do Creatine, Walmart, and Resistant Starches Have In Common?

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Does taking creatine lead to hair loss?

Not a whole hell of a lot.

But, I’ve been getting a ton of questions lately about these topics, so I’m diving in on this week’s podcast to talk about them. My answers might surprise you!

FAQ: Does taking creatine lead to hair loss?

My answer: Taking creatine does increase the presence of DHT (dihydrotestosterone) in your body. DHT has been linked to male pattern baldness because of its tendency to bind to individual hair follicles. But here’s why you probably shouldn’t worry about it. [Time Stamp 0:43]

 

FAQ: What’s better nutritionally—frozen fruit or fresh fruit?

My answer: Frozen vegetables actually get picked and flash-frozen on day one. That means they retain most of their nutritional density. Fresh fruits, on the other hand, sit on a truck for weeks at a time waiting for mass distribution to you, the consumer. That means that the fresh fruit your eating has LESS nutritional value than the frozen blueberries you put in your smoothie this morning!

By the way, that fruit you’re buying at Whole Foods? Here’s why you should be buying it at Walmart instead. [Time stamp 5:10]

 

FAQ: What are resistant starches and how can they help up avoid absorbing calories from starchy carbs?

My answer: Resistant starches are awesome for weight loss, controlling glucose, and making sure you’re more insulin-resistant. Basically, after you cool a starchy carb like rice or potatoes, the structure of the carb transforms into a resistant carb.

Resistant starches ferment in the large intestine. Therefore, they act as a pre-biotic that feeds your pro-biotic (got that?) aka they feed your good gut bacteria.

In the podcast, I go over a few examples of resistant starches and answer your questions about them like: After you cool it, can you reheat it and still keep it as a resistant starch?[Time Stamp 6:13]

 Check out this episode for all the details.

 

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