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Olive Oil Regulates Satiety

A new study reveals that olive oil could regulate the sensation of feeling full after eating.  Further investigation showed that the aromatic substance present in the oil reduces the absorption of glucose from the blood in liver cells, which regulates satiety. The work groups under Prof. Peter Schieberle and Prof. Veronika Somoza studied four different edible fats and oils such as the lard, butterfat, rapeseed oil and olive oil.  The participants involved had a daily intake of 500 grams of low-fat yogurt enriched with one of the four fats or oils (as a supplement to their normal diet) over a […]

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Foods that Can Help Reduce Fat

Knowing what foods can help reduce fat and maintain a healthy weight is essential in improving the diet. Common foods like chickpeas are nutritious since they are rich in protein, and at the same time, high in fiber content. This helps in preventing dangerous spikes of one’s blood sugar levels, delaying digestion, and keeping hunger signals at bay. Other beans and legumes provide similar benefits. Eating with vinegar, white wine or red wine can help prevent overeating because the acetic flavor deactivates an enzyme called amylase from converting carbohydrates into simple sugars. This results in slower digestion of carbohydrates and […]

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During Ramadan, a month of fasting is observed by Muslims throughout the world, and at this time, they eat meals which are high in carbohydrate only in the evening. A study found that this dietary pattern led to a shift in body hormones which influenced satiety and hunger. This inspired scientists, led by Sigal Sofer at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, to conduct an experiment involving diet manipulation to reduce weight. In the new study, Sofer recruited 78 police officers and assigned them randomly into two groups, where one group consumed an experimental diet, consuming high carbohydrates at dinnertime and […]

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Anti-Hunger Ingredient Being Developed

Carsten Huettermann, Ph.D. reports that a new version of a food additive called methyl cellulose is being scientifically developed as a satiety ingredient in foods such as yogurt, fruit shakes, and smoothies. This”anti-hunger” ingredient is a white powder that dissolves in cold water to form a thick solution and turns into a gelatin-like material upon heating. Consuming it would make people feel full longer and ease the craving to eat. Methyl cellulose is a food additive that provides a pleasant texture and holds together other ingredients in various food products like baked goods, savory snacks and ready-to-eat meals. Huettermann explains […]

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Why Eat Raw Foods?

Experts from Harvard University reveal that cooking food can increase the amount of calories the body absorbs. Richard Wrangham, Ph.D., a Harvard professor says that cooking food increases our food-energy surplus and helps release some nutrients in food. But cooking ‘predigests’ food so the body does not have to burn many calories breaking it down, according to Rachel Carmody, a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard and lead author of the study. Chewing raw food makes one eat more slowly and releases a satiety hormone called cholecystokinin and lowers levels of ghrelin, a hormone that increases appetite, as shown by a study […]

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