Want to lose a few pounds and power up your life? I got your back– err…waist. If you’re looking to shed pounds, reducing portion size is a given, but of course, easier said than done! Here is one more pitch to fiberize your intake. A new study published in the journal Nature Communications suggests that fiber, along with its other benefits, releases a molecule when digested called acetate that may have the ability to suppress appetite. This molecule travels to the brain where it signals us to put down that spoon and stop eating!
So next time you feel like you could eat the world, forget that addictive ice-cream or greasy burger and fiber up with nuts, oatmeal, beans, lentils, apples and blueberries. They’ll offer a huge return when it comes to silencing tummy grumbles.
Here’s my fave breakfast recipe to amp up your acetate and fiberize your diet!
Makes: 2 servings
Meal Math: 260 calories | 12g fat | 260mg sodium | 27g carbs | 10g fiber | 5g sugar | 14g protein