What Do White Kidney Beans Have to Do with Weight Loss?
There’s no doubt that holiday weight gain is real, but according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the usual amount of weight people gain during the holiday period is roughly a pound, which is far enough away from the widely believed 5 or 10 pound gain. Regardless, even one extra pound of fat is yet another 3,500 calories that will probably stay with you for life, unless you just say NO to all those holiday delights now! Thankfully with the help of an incredible legume, you can have your cake and eat it too.
Most people these days who experience obesity will attest to the fact that the more carbs they consume, the fatter they become. The reason for this is due to the hormone insulin that is secreted in response to the sugars from these carbs. The more wrong carbs (you’ll find out what these are in a second) the more bloated the fat cells become and at this time of the year, you aren’t exactly eating veggies and dip at the parties now are you!?
Since most people these days seem to be rushing against time, proper diet (and of course exercise) too often become an option…something people will do some other time (of course you will). This is why a lot of diet and slimming pills are being sold in the market around the holiday’s – to target those without the time or focus to do the right things to keep the inches off in the first place. Come January, everyone’s panicking!
As mentioned, one of the primary reasons people are over-fat is because of the foods they choose to eat as the staples of their diet—primarily the bad carbs like pastas, breads and cereal. The starches that are known to comprise these carbohydrate-containing foods are broken down by the enzyme alpha-amylase. The problem here is, when a person doesn’t use up much glucose (i.e. no exercise) the body easily converts these broken down starches into fats and packs them nicely around once tiny bellies and hips.
White Kidney Bean Extract as a Fat Loss Weapon
Marketed as a“Starch Blocker”, White Kidney Bean extract is known to contain substances that can stop alpha-amylase from changing carbohydrates into glucose (the sugar component of our body that fuels our cells). These starch blockers are best usually taken before meals to give enough time to deactivate the conversion of starch to glucose.
Other Benefits of White Kidney Bean
Aside from its ability to cut down on weight increase, these beans have other benefits such as decreasing our susceptibility to heart disease. Since specific extracts of White Kidney Bean—referred to as Phase 2®—control starch conversion, they can also regulate the blood sugar levels (and positively affect the hemoglobin A1C, aiding in the maintenance of glucose levels for patients with Diabetes Mellitus 1 and 2).
What You Need to Know
Starch blockers should only contain the research-proven form of White Kidney Bean extract called Phase 2®, the only one that has been clinically proven to be effective at properly blocking starch conversion. Some individuals can notice some gas, indigestion and full feeling. Good news is that there are no serious side effects noted about the pill. This exact White Kidney Bean extract—Phase 2®—can be found, along with other fat blocking ingredients, within the Ultimate Starch & Fat Blocker. If you are planning to go to a party or two this season. Do your fat cells a favor and take at least 3 capsules (don’t worry they’re extra tiny) of Ultimate Starch & Fat Blocker about 20 minutes prior to the munch-fest and enjoy!
Yanovski JA, et al. A prospective study of holiday weight gain. National Center for Biotechnology Information. 2000 March 23.