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June 23

New Research: Eating Fat Increases Your Hunger

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Fat Foods Increase Desire to Eat A recent American study shows that eating fat food increases the desire to eat more food.  Fat foods trigger the release of a hormone called ghrelin.  This hormone is produced in the stomach and pancreas and stimulates hunger, increases food intake and fat mass.  You usually have higher levels of ghrelin before meals and lower levels after meals.

Until recently it was thought that ghrelin kicked into action in case of an empty stomach, but this theory seems to be obsolete.  The new study shows that ghrelin only increases while eating fat food.  Our brains then get the signal to store these fats.

Not all fats trigger ghrelin production though.  Like you now, there are good fats and there are bad fats.  ghrelin production is only triggered by saturated fats (the bad ones, think butter, ground beef, chocolate, fats in fast food, …).  Unsaturated fats (Omega 3, think fish oil, linseed oil, butternuts, …) have no impact on ghrelin levels.

So, a good tip for fat loss: go easy on saturated fats…

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3 Responses to “New Research: Eating Fat Increases Your Hunger”

  1. Mark on December 10th, 2009 at 2:19 am

    Not only do saturated fats release a hormone to make you want to eat more, therefore making you fat, carbohydrates can cause the pancreas to release insulin, a fat storing hormone. Looks like the pancreas has it out for us, wanting us all to be fat.

  2. Jay on May 11th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Fish oil has many, many positive health benefits but a lot of fish oils also contain the bad fats. Be careful what you buy and make sure it’s pharmaceutical grade with the proper levels of EHA and DPA.

  3. ppi news on July 5th, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    I like a good burger. It does make you wonder why you feel just as hungry after eating fast food, I thought it was due to the chemicals!

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