This material is taken directly from Dr. Laura Ruby’s blog.
Starch Blockers: Do they really work?
Over the past decade, Americans have lowered their dietary fat nearly 10 percent causing a proliferation of low fat food products on the market. These dietary recommendations, along with a lot of creative marketing, gave us the illusion that we were making healthier choices. Associated with this recommended decrease in dietary fat intake has been a dramatic increase in carbohydrate consumption, which in turn, is making us even fatter yet. In my previous blogs we have discussed the impact that carbohydrates have on insulin resistance & weight and identified clear lifestyle interventions to reverse the impact of insulin resistance. My patients have asked me about starch blockers in the past, but I really did not recognize their potential as an adjunct to lifestyle changes until I read the research related to white kidney bean extract.
Reviewing the Researach: White Kidney Bean Extract
In reviewing the research I found that several studies have concluded that white bean extract may be a highly effective tool to block the absorption of complex carbohydrates, thus helping with weight management. The impact of white kidney bean extract (phaseolamin), was initially observed in Venezuela when ranchers reported their cattle lost, rather than gained weight from feed made from kidney beans. These findings…to read the rest go to: http://drlauraruby.com/weight-management/peeling-the-pounds-starch-blockers-do-they-really-work/