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Protein In The Morning Can Reduce Your Desire To Snack
2013-03-27 05:24:10

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Eating a protein-rich breakfast can help a person control his or her appetite and reduce the desire to snack on unhealthy sugary or fatty foods later on in the day, according to new research published in the April edition of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. According to Heather Leidy, an assistant professor at the University of Missouri´s Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology and author of the study, as...

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2011-05-20 06:48:32

A University of Missouri researcher has found that eating a healthy breakfast, especially one high in protein, increases satiety and reduces hunger throughout the day. In addition, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) the researchers found that eating a protein-rich breakfast reduces the brain signals controlling food motivation and reward-driven eating behavior. "Everyone knows that eating breakfast is important, but many people still don't make it a priority," said Heather...