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Slurp Your Way to Weight Loss

Slurp Your Way to Weight Loss

According to research released last month, scientists found that pumping up the volume of food with specific gases and water can make you feel fuller, which in turn helps reduce the amount you eat afterward.
 
During the study, scientists fed people a full smoothie-like meal, and then later gave them a half-sized version packed with gas similar to that used in aerosol whipped cream. Results showed the gas-filled beverage actually reduced appetite more than the original shake elixir. What’s more, people felt satisfied for one to two hours after they drank the shake, which was impressive given the fact that doctors say people sometimes lose satiety as soon as 15 minutes after a meal.
 
This new information could be interesting to men and women who are attempting to shed extra weight. But consider keeping feel-full foods on hand to help speed weight loss efforts. Keep your pantry and refrigerator stocked with fibrous grains like brown rice and quinoa, and, of course, a variety of fruits and vegetables.
 
We're more curious about where the decision to pump gas into food came from. Scientists really will try anything to get people to lose weight, huh? [Yahoo Health]

Posted: 6/5/08