Scientists create ‘feel fuller’ food ingredient

British scientists have developed an ingredient that makes foods more filling, and say initial tests in overweight people showed that it helped prevent them gaining more weight.

The ingredient, developed by researchers at London’s Imperial College and at the University of Glasgow, contains propionate, a natural substance that stimulates the gut to release hormones that act on the brain to reduce hunger.

 

Pill to switch off hunger possible as ‘anti-appetite’ molecule discovered

Dieters could soon benefit from a pill that switches off hunger after scientist found that fiber reacts with the gut to produce an
‘anti-appetite’ molecule.

Researchers at Imperial College discovered that people feel full when eating fruit and vegetables because fiber releases acetate into the gut.

They believe that a pill derived from acetate could be created to help people cut down on food without experiencing any cravings.

 

Can’t stick to that diet? Blame your gut bacteria

Editorial: Which came first, the chicken or egg?  In case you don’t know, it was the chicken. The article below sheds some light on our addictions/ bad habits with food and beverages especially. Our ‘individual’ and poor choices create little monsters in tummy (and whole intestinal tract). What kind and how many have you created? Even drinking (any) liquid with meals creates more monsters (which live on undigested, putrefying food particles).

Your willpower may not be entirely to blame for your eating habits — your gut bacteria may be responsible, too.  The gut microbiome, the collection of all the microbes in our digestive tracts, may influence our food choices and behavior, suggests a new study that recently appeared in the journal BioEssays.  Different bacteria have different nutritional needs based on the niches they’ve come to occupy in our guts, say researchers from University of California San Francisco, Arizona State University and the University of New Mexico.

Losing weight through hypnosis

The technique uses hypnosis to make patients believe they’ve had the physical weight loss surgery.  “On an unconscious, subconscious level, what they are experiencing is tightness in their stomach,” he said. “Not a physical tightness, but they just might feel fuller quicker when they start to eat.”