Our research identifies naturally occurring compounds for appetite control.
Feeling fuller for several hours after eating, or satiety, is an important part of dietary energy management and maintaining a healthy body weight. It also has a role in offsetting issues including obesity, diabetes type 2, cardiovascular disease and cancer, which are costly to individuals and society.
Plant & Food Research is finding naturally occurring phytochemicals and carbohydrates in fruits, vegetables and grains to:
- Develop an in-depth understanding of novel appetite control mechanisms
- Discover natural ingredients that can be used for appetite control
- Create fresh and processed prototype foods that deliver appetite control to consumers.
New fruits and vegetables with naturally optimised levels of appetite control-containing compounds will be developed. Novel, low-cost ingredients will be available from fruit, vegetable and grain materials and high value appetite control foods will be created.