Psyllium Reduces Digestive Food Craving Signals

March 28, 2010 | Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

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 Psyllium Reduces Digestive Food Craving Signals
A new study shows that psyllium fiber1 taken before a meal has a significant impact on multiple appetite signals within your digestive tract several hours after the meal – helping to maintain a sense of not being hungry.

Additionally, the fiber-enriched meal helped to lower blood sugar several hours after the meal which helps metabolism, body weight, and insulin function.

The combination of psyllium fiber with high protein provided a significant boost to glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1). In addition to boosting the full feeling GLP-1 improves the beta cell health of the pancreas while helping insulin sensitivity.

Signals within your digestive tract not only have a powerful influence on food cravings they also have a major effect on your metabolism. Keeping them in better working order is vital to the ease with which you eat healthy. Boosting the fiber intake with supplemental fiber is an easy way to improve your metabolism and reduce your inappropriate desire for food.

Referenced Studies

  1. ^ Psyllium Lowers Appetite Signals Following A Meal  Journal of Nutrition  Leila J. Karhunen, Kristiina R. Juvonen, Sanna M. Flander, Kirsi-Helena Liukkonen, Liisa Lähteenmäki, Maritta Siloaho, David E. Laaksonen, Karl-Heinz Herzig, Matti I. Uusitupa, and Kaisa S. Poutanen

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