The answer to our snacking problem? Researchers say if you eat seaweed bread for breakfast you will be fuller for longer, which might make you less inclined to reach out for that snack bar during the day.
A study done by the Centre for Food Innovation found that people who ate bread enriched with seaweed were found to be less hungry and consume fewer calories than when they ate a normal ‘control’ bread.
Researchers say that the reduced energy intake caused by eating seaweed-enriched bread may be helpful in weight management.
The study, supported by the Seaweed Health Foundation, tested the effect of the seaweed-enriched bread eaten at breakfast time on 12 overweight, but otherwise healthy men.
After eating the seaweed enriched bread, participants ate significantly less (178kcal) at lunch time, than when they ate the control bread.
Energy intake was also reduced over the following 24 hours proving that seaweed is a good ‘bulking agent’ which keeps you feeling fuller for longer.
Dr Craig Rose from The Seaweed Foundation, added: “Seaweed for food and health is a rapidly emerging trend, with multiple benefits from a sustainable and under-utilised resource.”
Source: Algae News
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