Scientists have revealed the foods which make us feel full up by activating cells in the brain.
Researchers at the University of Warwick said that certain foods that contain a high amount of amino acids trigger feelings of satiety than other. Sirloin, chicken, avocados, steak, and mackerel can help the dieter lose weight because they are among the most filling foods. Plums, avocados, almonds, apricots, and lentils also have the same hunger-breaking capability.
Our filling capacity is determined by a group of cells in the brain called as tanycytes and they are stimulated by amino acids.
Dr. Nicholas Dale, Professor of Neuroscience at Warwick, said that after a meal, the levels of Amino acid in blood and brain generates the signal that imparts the sensation of feeling full.
“finding that tanycytes, located at the center of the brain region that controls body weight, directly sense amino acids has very significant implications for coming up with new ways to help people to control their body weight within healthy bounds.”
Dale and his team conducted the research in which they directly added a high dosage of amino acids into the brain. After thirty seconds the tanycytes responded and sent signals to the brain and indicated the feelings of fullness.
Obesity level is increasing in the UK so this research could help developing appetite –suppressants which can treat obesity.
Many nutrients such as protein-rich animal products, vegetables, nuts, fruits, grains, and seeds contain Amino acids which satisfy hunger and keep us full for longer.