Nutrition Glossary

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Recommended Dietary Intake (RDI)

Recommended dietary intakes are the daily dietary intake levels for certain nutrients and are determined for different age and gender groups. The RDI is designed to be sufficient to meet the nutrient requirements of nearly all healthy people. RDI’s in Australia are developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Resistant Starch

Resistant starch is a type of starch that is fermented by the bacteria in the large intestine. This fermentation has a similar effect to dietary fibre, helping to keep the bowel healthy. Legumes, intact whole grains, some breads and cereals and under-ripe bananas are all sources of resistant starch.