Carb Blockers: Berberine & Glucose Scavenging

Carb blockers, like white kidney bean extract, claim to slow down how we digest carbs, leading to less absorption.

Norton sheds light on the reality. He compares it to a dimmer switch rather than an on-off one. The impact on digestion is subtle. And despite reducing carb absorption, they don’t guarantee weight loss.

Why? The carbs that get to the large intestine turn into fatty acids by bacteria, and the body absorbs them anyway.

There’s more. Norton busts a myth about protein. Our bodies don’t just ignore extra nutrients. The idea that there’s a 30-gram protein limit per meal just isn’t true. Excess doesn’t sit undigested; if it did, we’d be in a world of digestive trouble.

Got high glucose after eating? Try walking. It’s an age-old tip gaining new traction. A simple stroll can help keep those sugar levels in check.

Remember Olestra from the ’90s? It was a fat alternative that was meant to go through the body undigested, cutting calories.

It reminds us that the quest for dietary shortcuts is ongoing. Still, digestion and metabolism are complex. They don’t yield to quick fixes easily.

In wrapping up, while carb blockers and agents like berberine may tweak blood sugar levels, their role in weight loss and nutrition isn’t as clear-cut.

The bigger picture matters more. A holistic diet approach and realizing there are no instant fixes is key to health and wellness.

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