32.1 C
Delhi
Sunday, September 19, 2021

Eating walnuts may help to control hunger: study

Must read

Both environmental and genetic factors cause cancer!

Cancer is a deadly disease which occurs when cellular changes cause cells uncontrolled division and growth. Rapid cell growth is driven by cancer, while...

None of the world’s major economies are in line with Paris Agreement!

According to an analysis published on September 15, none of the world's major economies, including the entire G20 countries, have a climate plan that...

The apps that help a person to stay fit!

According to fitness experts, physical fitness is a state of health and well-being and the ability to perform daily tasks. It is achieved through...

Whatsapp Introduces New Payments Backgrounds Features

The most popular social media app Whatsapp is now all set to compete with other digital money transfers apps like Paytm, PhonePe, and Google...
- Advertisement -

It is a known fact that walnuts are a lot beneficial for mental health. But now, a new study reveals that eating walnuts may help to control appetite. The researchers say that eating walnuts affects a particular part of the brain called Insula. This new study has appeared in Journal Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism. The researchers say that eating walnuts affects that part of the brain which controls hunger. Thus, the walnuts are also appetite suppressor. They also develop a feeling of fullness in the brain and, thus, control overeating.

This study team researched at Clinical Research Centre of BIMC. The leading researcher of the team says that people often express feelings of fullness after eating walnuts. But, the changing activity in a particular part of the brain has surprised the researchers. They have noticed certain changes taking place in the part of the brain related with food cues. To observe this change in a better way, they have used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

- Advertisement -

The researchers have conducted experiments on ten persons. These ten persons were living in BIMC’s clinical research centers. The team gave them the food rich in walnuts for the first five-day session. Their food consisted of about 48g walnut contents. They saved the images of their brains through functional magnetic resonance imaging.

In the second session of five days, they gave them the Walnut free food with same taste. Again the team took the brain images through fMRI. These images clearly showed the changes occurring in the activity of the brain. The images were taken after eating walnut rich food and the images taken after eating walnut free food showed the change in mental activity. The study reveals that Insula has involvement in some cognitive activities of the brain. This is the part which helps in paying attention to desirable foods.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

More articles

- Advertisement -

Latest article

Both environmental and genetic factors cause cancer!

Cancer is a deadly disease which occurs when cellular changes cause cells uncontrolled division and growth. Rapid cell growth is driven by cancer, while...

None of the world’s major economies are in line with Paris Agreement!

According to an analysis published on September 15, none of the world's major economies, including the entire G20 countries, have a climate plan that...

The apps that help a person to stay fit!

According to fitness experts, physical fitness is a state of health and well-being and the ability to perform daily tasks. It is achieved through...

Whatsapp Introduces New Payments Backgrounds Features

The most popular social media app Whatsapp is now all set to compete with other digital money transfers apps like Paytm, PhonePe, and Google...

OnePlus unveils a dual-screen phone soon

As the Chinese company OnePlus posted a teaser on its social media account, it seems that the company is all set to unveil its...