For dieters, a probiotic pill
Popping a probiotic pill with breakfast could stop you from over-eating at lunchtime, according to a study.
Men and women who took a high-dose probiotic supplement with their breakfast ate around 70 fewer calories at lunch. If the same effect were found with every meal, it would cut daily intake by 200 calories.
‘These results suggest that intake of probiotic bacteria may have the potential to reduce calorie intake and therefore may be useful for weight management,’ researcher Anne Bjerg, of the University of Copenhagen told the International Congress on Obesity in Stockholm.
It is thought that some of the bugs in the digestive tract boost appetite. Probiotic capsules contain ‘friendly bacteria’ that keep the hunger ones in check.
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