The Switch in the #Brain for #Hunger

OnOffSwitchSo the magical amino acids in mackerel, steak, avocados, and lentils can help quiet your hunger by making your brain register ‘tank full’. But this study explains this phenomenon, it’s our brain’s way of telling us to “put the fork down” but in a subliminal way. These amino acid sensors are called tanycytes and let the rest of the body know when it’s consumed enough calories. Tanyutes are located in the region of the brain that are responsible for energy levels, the hypothalamus. What amino acids trigger the thermostat to full? Arginine and glycine. What foods contain the most of these amino acids in addition to the aforementioned foods, we’ve some tasty bites like pork loin and some less than ambitious ventures like unflavored gelatin.

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