Apr 02, 2021
According to statistics from the Federation of World Health Organizations, the number of obese people in the world has tripled from 1975. As of 2016, there are 1.9 billion overweight adults in the world, and the number of people who are defined as obese has exceeded 650 million. Obesity has become a global problem, and it has a growing trend.
The basic cause of overweight and obesity is the imbalance between energy expenditure and energy intake. Studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition show that a carbohydrate-rich diet can cause a rapid increase in blood sugar levels. This is not only highly correlated with being overweight, it can even increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease. In my country, whether rice or wheat is the main food, cereals in the diet have accounted for more than 70% of the energy supply. How to reduce overweight and other risks without changing eating habits is what we must consider.
White kidney bean extract was the first successful and standardized starch blocker developed in the United States in the late 1990s. In addition to natural, non-irritating white kidney beans, it is also the first starch blocker that has been proven to delay the digestion and absorption of starch through a large number of clinical trials.
How does white kidney bean extract block starch?
During the digestion process, our body uses an alpha-amylase to convert carbohydrates in food into sucrose, which is then consumed by the body as energy substances or converted into fat for storage. Through a lot of research and observation, scientists have discovered that the ingredients extracted from white kidney beans have the function of inhibiting the alpha-amylase, which in turn also "slows down" the digestion of starch. Combined with a reasonable diet and exercise plan, the control can be achieved. The effect of weight. Not only that, the white kidney bean extract can selectively play a role, avoid the destruction of healthy carbohydrates, and has the effect of assisting in regulating blood sugar within the normal range.
What are the applications of white kidney bean extract?
Selected white kidney bean raw materials and white kidney bean extract produced through an excellent patented process will not affect or destroy the taste and texture of the food itself while blocking starch. Therefore, it is also easy to apply to various foods such as baked foods, frozen foods, snacks and candies, and functional seasonings. The use of white kidney bean extract will not be limited by the dosage form of the product, whether it is tablets, capsules, or solid beverages, functional foods can be added.
Tablets/capsules: As the most common health food formulations, tablets and capsules have many advantages such as accurate quantification and long-term use habits. The starch blocking effect of white kidney bean extract helps formula development.
Functional candy: With the diversification, health, high-end and functionalization of the global candy market in recent years. In foreign countries, by adding functional raw materials, consumers can not only enjoy themselves, but also meet their health demands. Take the US confectionery market as an example in the past two years. Due to its good taste and convenience, the market demand for soft candies has grown rapidly. For example, vitamin gums have become a new type of dietary supplement widely consumed by adults and children in the United States. White kidney bean extract is also used in it to help control carbohydrate intake while enhancing the taste of eating.
Solid beverages: Compared with liquid beverages, solid beverages are popular because of their more nutritious, functional, and compact packaging. White kidney bean extract has been added to a variety of coffee solid beverages on the Southeast Asian market. Although the coffee itself is not rich in carbohydrates, the intake of the required starch blocker through drinking coffee can well control the digestion and absorption of the staple starch in the meal.
Seasoning soup bag/sauce: From tomato sauce, pizza sauce, to table color sauce and seasoning soup bag, seasoning is not only indispensable, but also more nutritious and delicious. In the foreign food market, adding white kidney bean extract to pasta sauce and instant soup has become a trend. Eat with regular meals to reduce the absorption of starch in each meal.
Baked products: At the Human Nutrition Center at the University of California, Los Angeles, researchers conducted quality studies on bread, cheese, coffee cakes and muffins containing white kidney bean extract. Tragon, an independent research company, accordingly conducted a sensory evaluation test of sequential univariate design. The results respectively show that adding white kidney bean extract to baked goods will not affect product quality and consumer acceptance. And because of its starch blocking effect, it can provide more personalized and healthy choices for traditional bakery products.
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