Are All Fats Really the Same for Stopping Hunger Pangs?
June 15, 2010
A new study finds that it does not matter what form fat is consumed in -- saturated, mono- or poly-unsaturated; all of them perform poorly when it comes to producing a feeling of fullness.
Previous studies have suggested that polyunsaturated fats may be more effective at suppressing appetite, but the study found no difference.
Food Navigator reports:
"Satiety has been called the 'Holy Grail of nutrition' and is seen as a key target in the battle against obesity ... Foods marketed for satiety enhance feelings of fullness after eating, acting as a boost to a person's will-power and helping them avoid a reversion to old habits in a bid to stave off hunger pangs, or 'grazing' in between meals."