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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Trying to slim? Start the day with a seaweed shake that will suppress hunger pangs

Those who drank a chocolate milkshake with the seaweed extract felt almost a third less hungry by lunchtime that those who had a normal milkshake

Filling: Those who drank a chocolate milkshake with the seaweed extract felt almost a third less hungry by lunchtime that those who had a normal milkshake


A seaweed shake could help you lose weight – and not just because the thought of it is enough to put you off your food.

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, reported in the journal Obesity, paves the way for a range of foods that keep us feeling fuller for longer and make it easier to resist snacks between meals.

Researcher Harry Peters said: ‘Many different diets and diet programmes can be effective in reducing weight.

‘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.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1379450/Trying-slim-Start-day-seaweed-shake.html#ixzz1KSPQunVN

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