If you’ve been looking for ways to work more fiber into your diet, a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition suggests you focus on grain and vegetable sources. Researchers analyzed the fiber intake of 3,083 Belgian men and women who participated in a food consumption survey in 2004. On average men consumed more fiber than women, 21 grams per day compared to just 17 grams, but both groups fell short of recommendations.
Ghrelin is a stomach hormone with two very unpopular qualities: hunger enhancement and fat storage. When your stomach is empty, this hormone is secreted to help persuade you to find food. A study published in the Journal of Neuroscience suggests ghrelin might also fine-tune your sense of smell to not only locate food but decide what’s best among potential choices. Continue reading