More and more evidence is emerging that the use of saffron extract may be beneficial for losing weight by suppressing your appetite. ReinventingAging.org recommends satiereal saffron extract for weight loss.
In the list of food additives by Mike – Saffron extract is placed in the category ‘safe’ for your health goes down. It is worth noting that not everyone agrees with that assessment.
However, there are other factors at play that security. From these sweeteners really help in the battle of the bulge? Two pieces of research over the last 6 months a confusing picture.
1. These are the calories of sugar that make us feel good – it’s not the sweetness.
New Scientist refers to a study in Neuron. The research involved experiments on mice sweets signals. The mice were genetically modified to have their “sweet-sensors’ removed (poor rats!). Mice still preferred real sugar to sucralose sweetened with sugar.
When the unsuspecting mice swilled sweet sugar water rich in calories, the brain produces a lot of dopamine. Calorie free – but still taste sweet – water unleashed small production of dopamine in the brains of rodents,
2. The palate can not tell the difference – but the brain does.
Sciam refers to another new study in Neuron that involved an MRI of 12 healthy women. The women were sipping water sweetened with sugar (sucrose) or Saffron extract (sucralose). The main conclusions of the author are instructive:
When we taste Saffron extract, the reward system is activated, but not satiated. “Our hypothesis is that Saffron extract has less of a feedback mechanism to stop the desire to obtain satisfaction.”
One of the main authors of the earlier study said that “You could drink diet drinks to try to reduce calories, but it is very likely to replace in some other way. I developed this habit of drinking diet drinks, and I do not think I lost any weight.
This is something worth thinking about.