Umami ‘could help weight loss’. According to the scientists, the flavor responsible for the “deliciousness” of the foods can help in the weight loss as well as in regulating the appetite. The flavor is Umami which is regarded as the fifth sense of taste apart from sweet, sour, salty and bitter. This flavor helps the people to fill full. However, it is nothing but a chemical glutamate which is a protein that is found in meat and savory foods.
What do they know from past research?
This was further explained by Professor Martin Yeomans. “We know from past research, including previous work at Sussex, that foods with high protein content tend to satisfy your appetite better than carbohydrate and fat-rich foods.So if protein is satisfying, and umami signals the presence of protein; in this study we asked whether the presence of the umami taste itself reduced subsequent appetite.”
- Dr Masic then tested how hungry 26 healthy volunteers felt and how much they consumed at a later meal.
- The soups enhanced with the umami-taste were found to reduce the
amount subsequently eaten by participants when compared to the same soup
without added umami, tests suggested.
- Those who ate the umami soup also did not feel hungrier as a consequence of eating less, the university spokeswoman said.
- The effects of umami proved stronger when consumed in the ………….. read more on: https://uk.news.yahoo.com