A recent research shows scientists have found foods that trigger cells in the brain and make us feel fuller. According to the Independent, the study found that foods rich in amino acids trigger feelings of satisfaction more than others.
This effect is boasted by foods like mackerel and avocados which can be used for losing weight. Earlier research suggested that walnuts may activate an area in your brain which decreases hunger.
Tancytes, a group of cells in the brain that are stimulated by amino acids determines how quickly we feel full. Apricots, plums, almonds, lentils, chicken and almonds have high concentrations of amino acids which make people feel fuller than other foods.
“Amino acid levels in blood and brain following a meal are a very important signal that imparts the sensation of feeling full.” He adds that, “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,” said Dr Nichloas Dale, professor of Neuroscience.
When Dale and his team added a high dosage of amino acids into the brain, the tanycytes responded thirty seconds later and sent signals to the brain which would stimulate feelings of fullness.
These findings, published in the journal of Molecular Metabolism could be used to treat obesity by developing appetite suppressants.
This article originally appeared on Hindustan Times