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Does white kidney bean extract help lose weight?

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Posted on Fri, 27 Nov 2015
Question: doe white kidney bean extracts help you loose weight and are they safe to take
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Answered by Kathy Shattler (51 minutes later)
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White kidney beans can act as a type of "starch blocker" by blocking certain enzymes from breaking the starch down according to popular, but unproven, stories.

According to Consumer Labs they are safe to use short-term and may cause a very modest reduction in weight. Because they are gassey, if you do decide to eat white beans to avoid the gas side-effects cook the beans to a rolling boil, drain the water and fill again with fresh water.

Its long term safety and effectiveness has not been evaluated according to Consumer Labs.

I hope I have answered your question. Please write back if you need clarification. To your health, XXXXXXX J. Shattler, MS,RDN
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Does white kidney bean extract help lose weight?

Brief Answer: Welcome to HCM! Detailed Answer: White kidney beans can act as a type of "starch blocker" by blocking certain enzymes from breaking the starch down according to popular, but unproven, stories. According to Consumer Labs they are safe to use short-term and may cause a very modest reduction in weight. Because they are gassey, if you do decide to eat white beans to avoid the gas side-effects cook the beans to a rolling boil, drain the water and fill again with fresh water. Its long term safety and effectiveness has not been evaluated according to Consumer Labs. I hope I have answered your question. Please write back if you need clarification. To your health, XXXXXXX J. Shattler, MS,RDN