Peanuts Can Curb Appetite
Food for Thought:
A new study in the British Journal of Nutrition (2013; 109 , 2015–23) has found that eating either peanuts or peanut butter as part of your breakfast can control blood sugar throughout most of the day, even following a high-carb lunch.
In addition to what the researchers called “second meal effect,” peanuts and peanut butter caused a significant reduction in the desire to eat for up to 12 hours and a significant increase in secretion of the hormone peptide YY, which promotes satiety and feelings of fullness. The article suggests that it is the synergy of high protein, high fiber and healthy oils found in peanuts that helps maintain bloodsugar control, while contributing to feelings of fullness.
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