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White kidney beans: the latest weight loss ingredient
You are always hearing about new foods that are beneficial to slimming and weight loss so it can be difficult to know which ones really do make a difference. White kidney beans have been found to help with weight control, as well as having benefits in several other health areas, so are a good thing to factor in to your new year diet.
One of the best ways to lose weight and to keep it off is to cut out simple carbs like white flour, pasta, bread and potatoes. This can be quite hard as it is carbohydrates that make you feel fuller for longer and so cutting these out can mean that you snack or binge more often, undoing all your hard work.
White kidney beans are a great alternative to carbs and will help to fill you up, reducing your urge to snack and cutting down your intake of carbohydrates. An aspect of white kidney beans also serves to block starches, therefore reducing the digestion of complex carbohydrates. This means that the number of calories you are digesting is vastly reduced, aiding with weight loss.
The beans also help toward moderating blood sugar. Having a steady level of sugar in your blood can mean that your energy levels remain constant. This can reduce cravings for sugar when you suffer a dip in energy, meaning that you are less likely to eat unhealthy, sugary foods. White kidney beans also have a lot of fibre, so your blood sugar levels don't rise too quickly after a meal; stopping the inevitable sugar crash.
As well as simple carbohydrates, many diets call for you to cut out or reduce the amount of red meat in your diet. This means that you are intaking less protein, which again can make you feel hungry and reduce your energy. The beans are a great source of protein and - when combined with a complex carb like brown rice - will provide around the same amount of filling protein as red meat or dairy but without the high fat levels.
You are able to include the whole beans in your diet or take white kidney bean extract as a diet supplement - which won't supply you with the same full feeling. It is important to remember though that any foods are own beneficial to weight loss if you maintain a healthy diet and keep up with an exercise routine.
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