Control your food portions by using this simple trick.
The first few days of your diet always go as planned. You’re motivated and driven until you eat something you’re not supposed to, and it all goes downhill from there. But what if we told you that you can actually control your brain cells that are related to appetite? Could this be the end to mindless eating?
A study from the University of Warwick aimed to uncover exactly how our brain cells react to our appetite. These results could revolutionise dieting. The team of researchers found that a certain group of cells found in our brains, called tanycytes, are capable of detecting nutrients in the food that we eat. They respond to traces of amino acids found in our food.
To test how tanycytes react to the food we eat, the researchers set up an experiment whereby they added concentrated amounts of two amino acids, namely arginine and lysine, into brain cell samples. Using a fluorescent, they observed microscopic reactions within thirty seconds. They concluded that brain cells react strongly to amino acids arginine and lysine, eventually conveying information to the part of the brain that controls appetite.
These amino acids are plentiful in the following foods- chicken, mackerel, plums, apricots, avocados, lentils, almond, pork shoulder and even beef sirloin steak. So including a host of these foods will activate the appetite-controlling part of your brain to ensure that you feel fuller faster!
Professor Nicholas Dale, who led the research concludes that eating the foods listed above are essential to impart a sensation of satiety to your brain. He believes that this is another method to help people control their body weight and appetite.