Spinach could be the latest weight-loss aid curbing food cravings by nearly 95 per cent, new research has found.
Scientists at Lund University in Sweden discovered a spinach extract containing green leaf membranes called thylakoids boost weight loss by almost 43 per cent. They based their findings on analysis of 38 overweight women.
Food cravings are also known as hedonic hunger - the urges people have for unhealthy foods including sweet treats and fast food.The study shows that taking thylakoids reinforces the body's production of satiety hormones and suppresses hedonic hunger, which leads to better appetite control, healthier eating habits and increased weight loss.
Professor Charlotte Erlanson-Albertsson who took part in the study, said: 'Our analyses show that having a drink containing thylakoids before breakfast reduces cravings and keeps you feeling more satisfied all day.'
Source - Daily Mail