Seaweed Fiber in Liquid Meals May Cut Hunger
Posted April 21, 2011on:
Adding a dietary fiber derived from seaweed to a meal-replacement drink may reduce feelings of hunger by 30%, a team of industry researchers reports.
Researchers from Unilever’s Research and Development in the Netherlands compared the effects on hunger after drinking a meal-replacement drink with the fiber, alginate, at two different strengths and without it.
The higher concentration alginate drink reduced hunger longest — up to nearly five hours after drinking it.