Suppress Appetite By Smelling Chocolate

An interesting study pulished in the journal, Regulatory Peptides, has found that simply smelling dark chocolate has a comparable effect on appetite suppression that actually eating chocolate does!1 This effect appears to result from the impact it has on a hormone, ghrelin, produced by the cells of the stomach and pancreas.

Ghrelin is a potent appetite-stimulator, whereby when it increases hunger/ appetite also increases. However, when levels of ghrelin are low hunger/ appetite is also low.

Suppress Appetite By Smelling Chocolate

Ghrelin levels tend to be highest immediately prior to a meal and are lowest immediately after a meal. However, from the results of this study it appears that ghrelin may be suppressed by either eating dark chocolate or simply smelling it!

Therefore, the next time you're feeling hungry and want to suppress your appetite simply grab some dark chocolate, smell it...and do your best not to eat it!

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