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No evidence: Some research shows that taking green coffee extract (svetol, naturex) 80-200 mg daily might cause modest weight loss over a period of 12 weeks. However, the research so far is preliminary and poor quality. But hey, dr. Oz likes it and advertises for it. Seriously, not enough evidence to form a real medical opinion. ...Read more
Depends on complianc: White bean extract is supposed to boost metabolism and block carbohydrate absorption. However few good studies have been done and those studies show inconsistent results. Appears safe only diarrhea and other mild GI symptoms and reduction of blood sugars have been described. One study showing subjects who were very compliant with the study did show good results. ...Read more
Depends on goal: Lentils have high protein content. Cannellini beans have higher protein content, but also more carbohydrate and so for losing weight, may not be a better choice. Edamame has high protein, lower carbohydrate content, but soy beans have enzyme inhibitors which may block the action of enzymes for protein digestion. So, may be best to try 1/2 cup of lentils two meals daily, if trying to lose weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Beans are not grains.Get a more detailed answer ›
No--carbohydrates: Contribute to elevated lipid levels, as do many genetic factors. Many people think cholesterol and triglycerides are related to the fat they eat.In truth, you make many parts of your lipid panel worse by eating carbs and sugars. I would also recommend flaxseed oil or fish oil-up to 4 grams daily to help the triglycerides.Have doc check apo e, and advanced lipid profile, easier to pinpoint problems. ...Read more
Cannes Beans: i would suggest that you eat fresh vegetables from your farmer's market if possible. In order to can food products, salt has to be added. Also the aluminum from the cans can get into the food products. ...Read more
Check with your doc: Not familiar with herbal med.Get a more detailed answer ›
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Which is the raw product of fava beans. is it derived from regular green beans. how can we distinguish between green beans and fava beans?
Favs beans: They are part of the pea family. They are shelled and cooked that way. The pods look like pea pods. Delicious! All the best. ...Read more
Equivelent: Nutritionally equivalent.Get a more detailed answer ›
Oxidants: Fava beans contain oxidants such as vicine and convicine that can cause oxidative damage in red blood cells. The genetic deficiency in g6pdh increases susceptibility to the oxidative compounds in fava beans. ...Read more
No, but...: ...beans and lentils are an important part of a healthy, gluten-free diet. They provide fiber, protein, antioxidants, and B Vitamins. Plus they are low in fat and calories. However, be aware of commercial preparation or cross contamination if processed on the same machines as wheat. ALWAYS read labels! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Some beans and nuts have high levels of purines, the precursors of the uric acid that causes gout. However, the effect of vegetable purines on gout seems to be less than those that come from meat. The best strategy in the long run is to eat a healthy, balanced diet and to take any prescribed medications for gout on a regular basis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure, they're great!: Beans (legumes) are considered both a vegetable & a protein, & appear twice on the USDA Food Guide Pyramid. Beans have a low calorie count but pack a high fiber content. They help lower cholesterol, & are high in antioxidants, protein, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, zinc. When eaten regularly they can promote a healthy heart & the phytochemicals in beans may reduce some cancers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer