Before I start writing this post, I’d like to thank those scientific
researchers who make their best always to discover new findings that make our life easier, and help us get rid of what disturbs us like our excess weight!
A new study at the University of Warwick in the UK has found that the Tanycytes – which are receptors located in the hypothalamus in the brain) are not only responsible for controlling energy level and Endorphin secretion in human body, but they are also responsible for detecting nutrients in the food we eat every day.
So what’s exciting about this study?
The good news is that this study has specified 2 amino acids to which those receptors are sensitive to, when Tanycytes react with these 2 amino acids, you stop feeling hungry and you feel full!
Briefly, these 2 amino acids are the new natural way to control your appetite, and stop craving sugary and salty foods.
Nicholas Dale, who is Ted Pridgeon Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Warwick, commented:
“Amino acid levels in blood and brain following a meal are a very important signal that imparts the sensation of feeling full. Finding that tanycytes, located at the centre 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.”
So what are these 2 amino acids?
Amino acids found in high protein foods such as chicken , meat, eggs, fish, and other sources are well known to be the best appetite curbing nutrients comparing to carbohydrates and fats, because they need a long time to be digested in the stomach, so they will keep you feeling full for a long time, and because these amino acids don’t raise the blood sugar and keep it stable, so you won’t crave any sweets.
With this new finding about the effect of Arginine and Lysine on our appetite, protein will become at the forefront for all dieters who wish to control their appetite and lose weight.
What foods contain Arginine and Lysine?
- Beef Sirloin Steak
- Parmesan Cheese
- Sweet Potatoes
So now based on this study, I’d like to give you the following advises to help you include more Arginine and Lysine – and other amino acids- in your diet:
Have protein rich foods such as Meat, Fish, eggs, and chicken in your main meals, so they would keep you full the whole day.
Add some Parmesan cheese to your salad, and make it more filling and more mouthwatering.
When you crave sweets go for dates, they make your sweet tooth satisfied by elevating your blood sugar gradually, and sending Arginine and Lysine to Tanycytes so you would feel full faster.
Have a lentil soup for dinner, it’s a low calorie food option, and it’s really filling. If you need the recipe just leave me a comment!
Snack on raw nuts, and keep satisfied until the time of the next meal.
Enjoy some meatballs with the delicious sesame paste for a super satisfying meal! And again if you need the recipe just leave me a comment.
Dieting is not all about what you eat; it’s also about what nutrients your brain receives! Enjoy high protein meals, and control your appetite like a boss!
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