Science Says These Foods Will Make You Feel Full (for Longer)

Updated 09/30/17

There's nothing worse than eating what you thought was a filling and nutritious meal only to feel hungry again shortly after. Turns out there's a scientific reason that certain foods keep you fuller for longer than others do. A new study published in Molecular Metabolism found why some foods affect the cells in your brain that signal satiety and named 15 of the best foods to eat to feel fuller, My Body+Soul reports.

Research done at the University of Warwick found cells in the brain called tanycytes, which are responsible for detecting nutrients in food and helping you know when you feel full. Apparently, foods that contain a certain kind of amino acid activate these tanycytes and tell your brain that you are full.

According to university professor Nicholas Dale, "Finding that tanycytes, located at the center 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." This information will surely play a role in further weight-loss research and is great news for anyone wondering why some meals keep them fuller than others.

So which foods were found to best help satisfy your appetite?

  • Chicken
  • Turkey meat
  • Pork shoulder
  • Cheese (especially parmesan)
  • Anchovies
  • Tuna
  • Mackerel
  • Crabs
  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Pistachios
  • Peanuts
  • Almonds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Tahini

Read the full story at My Body+Soul, and then find out why you're always hungry.

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