Want to know the trick to control hunger pangs? Here is the clue. Eating wheat flour and almonds increases the feeling of fullness, leading to reduced food intake and preventing overeating.
"Although it may affect people at different times throughout the day, reducing or satisfying those hunger pains is a common concern for those either trying to lose weight or maintain a certain weight," said the study's author, Linda Milo Ohr.
"Satiety, or the feeling of being full, is a hot topic addressed by the food industry in recent years," added Milo Ohr.
Satiety-increasing foods include:
Whole grains, such as oats, barley, rye and corn. According to the research, the high-volume, low-energy density and the relatively lower palatability of whole-grain foods may promote satiation.
Fiber, such as resistant starch and oligosaccharides. Resistant starch escapes digestion in the small intestine of healthy individuals and delivers the benefits of both soluble and insoluble fiber. The research found that the quantity of resistant starch in foods correlates with blood glucose response and reduced food intake after two hours. Oligosaccharides are complex carbohydrates that are found in beans and legumes, and they help maintain stable blood glucose levels when eaten as part of a meal. Like resistant starch, they are not digested by the small intestine and end up being metabolized and expelled from the large intestine.
egg, which provides protein in the form of readily available, essential amino acids; and potato protein extract, which has shown promise for optimal satiety by enabling the release of CCK.
The research has been published in the April issue of the Food Technology magazine.