Sunday, 24 September 2017

Food Therapy: Kidney Bean, The Best Natural Weight Loss Functional Food

Kyle J. Norton, Master of Nutrients
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The use of plants for healing purposes has been predated long before the existence of  modern medicine. Herbal plants have formed a fundamental source for conventional medicine in discovery of single ingredient medication, including aspirin (from willow bark), quinine (from cinchona bark), and morphine (from the opium poppy)......

Kidney bean, one of the functional food and its supplement may have a profound effect on weight loss to benefit people of overweight and obese, the recent study suggested.

Kidney bean is popular because of its kidney shape, strong flavor and color that is reddish brown in nature, genus Phaseolus, belonging to the family Fabaceae. The bean is often an excellent dietary selection with no cholesterol, but a good source of protein and minerals.

According to the Medicus Research LLC, Food with a low glycemic index such as kidney bean  consisted the ability to cause weight loss with doses of 500 to 3000 mg per day, in either a single dose or in divided doses in oral administration.

Dr. Barrett ML, the lead author said, "Experiments conducted incorporating Phase 2 into food(including kidney bean) and beverage products have found that it can be integrated into various products without losing activity or altering the appearance, texture or taste of the food" and " ...has the potential to induce weight loss and reduce spikes in blood sugar caused by carbohydrates through its alpha-amylase inhibiting activity".

Other studies showed that extracts of kidney beans (Phaseolus vulgaris)suppress appetite to induce weight loss in animal and human. The efficacy of the extract induced weight loss of obese subjects may be depended to doses intake without promoting toxicity.

The efficacy of weight loss effects is attributed to function of kidney beans in inhibition of protein enzymes in breaking down the bond in long starch or glycogen molecules, interfering hormone in regulation of release stored bile into the intestine and the central mechanism(s) in regulating appetite, food intake, and food palatability.

In animal study, standardized extracts of P. vulgaris and C. scolymus and their combination, expressed a significant control of appetite, food intake, and postprandial glycemia.

With all information collected, one can believe that Kidney Bean and Kidney Bean supplement may represent a successful example of translational research in the nutraceutical field for production of commercial benefit weight loss products.

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(1) A proprietary alpha-amylase inhibitor from white bean (Phaseolus vulgaris): a review of clinical studies on weight loss and glycemic control by Barrett ML1, Udani JK.(PubMed)
(2) Reducing effect of a Phaseolus vulgaris dry extract on food intake, body weight, and glycemia in rats by Fantini N1, Cabras C, Lobina C, Colombo G, Gessa GL, Riva A, Donzelli F, Morazzoni P, Bombardelli E, Carai MA.(PubMed)
(3) Reducing effect of a combination of Phaseolus vulgaris and Cynara scolymus extracts on food intake and glycemia in rats by Loi B1, Fantini N, Colombo G, Gessa GL, Riva A, Bombardelli E, Morazzoni P, Carai MA.(PubMed)

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