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Always Hungry? Try Oatmeal at Breakfast

Dig into a bowl of oats in the morning to stay fuller longer. Researchers compared post-meal hunger ratings for 48 adults who had oatmeal or cold cereal for breakfast on two different occasions. Both meals provided the same number of calories, but the oatmeal had nearly twice the amount of protein as the cold cereal and 2 additional grams of fiber. When participants ate oatmeal, they reported being less hungry and having less of a desire to eat for up to four hours after a meal. The authors say the difference in fullness is mostly a result of oatmeal’s higher soluble-fiber count. The findings are useful for people who get hungry quickly after breakfast and mindlessly munch until lunch.
Source: Journal of the American College of Nutrition, published online Sept. 9, 2013


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