How a Protein Meal Tells Your Brain You’re Full

The Cell Press journalĀ Cell have reported that eating a high protein meal can generate feelings of satiety, There are signals that travel between the gut and brain that give you that feeling of feeling full after eating a protein-rich meal. Understanding this process may help in the future treatment or prevention of obesity.

Dietary protein is able to block mu-opioid receptors (MORs) which in turn curbs appetite. “The peptides send signals to the brain that are then transmitted back to the gut to stimulate the intestine to release glucose, suppressing the desire to eat”.

These findings help to explain the satiety effect of dietary protein which may be a great way to prevent or treat obesity.

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