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Is white bean extract beneficial for people with diabetes?

Some studies show that white bean extract can block carbohydrate absorption and slow the breakdown of carbs into sugars. It may also slow the rate that food exits your stomach. Get your doctor's approval first and then do some experiments and determine just how much glucose lowering you can expect and whether you have any side effects. The most likely side effects would be gassiness and diarrhea.

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