Finding a healthy way to lose weight? Try a seaweed shake. Scientists have found that adding the seaweed extract alginate to a chocolate milkshake suppresses hunger pangs. Men and women who drank the alginate-based drink for breakfast felt almost a third less hungry by lunchtime than those who had a normal milkshake. The finding paves the way for a range of foods that keep us feeling fuller for longer and make it easier to resist snacks between meals. "Many different diets and diet programmes can be effective in reducing weight," the Daily Mail quoted researcher Harry Peters as saying. "However, many subjects fail to adhere to these diets and the reduction in weight is therefore not achieved or maintained. "Delaying the return of hunger after consumption can potentially increase consumer satisfaction with weight control programmes and reduced-energy food products and encourage long-term compliance with a reduced-energy diet," added Peters. The alginate did nothing to alter the flavour of the shake, with the participants saying it was just as pleasant as the real thing. The form of alginate used turns into a gel in the acidic environment of the stomach, and the calcium adds to the gel's thickness. This creates a feeling of fullness, as well as holding food in the stomach for longer. The study has been published in the journal Obesity.Source: ANI << Youngsters Turn Sexually Active BY 16, But Condom Use is St... Boyfriend Witness on the Webcam To Girlfriend's Murder 11,0... >> Recommended Reading How Your Mind can Suppress Hunger Pangs You might not be keeping a check on the amount of calories you're consuming during a party, but your brain will, say Yale University researchers. READ MORE Olive Oil may Help Tackle Hunger Pangs Researchers are reporting that a healthy fat found in olive oil, nuts and avocados is important in send message of fullness to the brain. In effect it tells the brain to stop eating. READ MORE Excess Belly Fat may Trigger Hunger Pangs The extra fat you carry around your belly could be making you hungrier, thereby prompting you to eat more and put on more weight, say researchers at the Lawson Health Research Institute in Canada. READ MORE New Weight Loss Device That Helps You Eat Less! A new weight loss device called the VBLOC is being tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) . READ MORE Battle of the Bulge The ‘battle of bulge’ is the toughest of all battles. Once you put on weight it is so difficult to get rid of it. Here are the best tips to fight off that extra flab. READ MORE Bulimia Nervosa The term ''Bulimia'' refers to episodes of uncontrolled excessive eating, known as "binges," followed by self-induced vomiting or purgation. READ MORE Diet and Nutrition for Healthy Weight Loss Correct diet and a planned exercise regime is the mantra of healthy and sustainable weight loss. READ MORE Diet Pills Diet pills are flooding the market by millions. The positive side of diet pills to most people is that they achieve their objective of losing weight. Medical reviews are against the use of diet pills. READ MORE Hunger Fullness and Weight Control An erratic way of eating or any metabolic disturbance in the hunger fullness signals is one of the major causes of obesity. READ MORE The Cabbage Diet The plausible reason that can be sited is the inherent low calorie property of cabbage. READ MORE Weight Loss Program For Men Maintaining a food diary and keeping a track of what you eat is the best way to keep your weight under check. READ MORE Weight Loss with Hypnosis – Does It Work? Hypnosis indirectly helps with weight loss by altering the consciousness through suggestions and imagery to a more positive state. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Fongitar (Zinc Pyrithionone) Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) Hearing Loss Calculator More News on: Diet PillsThe Cabbage DietBulimia NervosaThe Macrobiotic DietHeight and Weight-KidsWeight Loss Program For MenBattle of the BulgeHunger Fullness and Weight ControlDiet and Nutrition for Healthy Weight LossWeight Loss with Hypnosis – Does It Work?