A recent study shows that chewing more may be the key to feeling full longer.
Chew more, curb hunger. That’s what researchers concluded in a recent study in the American Journal of Clinical
Nutrition in which they asked participants to chew a 2-ounce serving of almonds 10, 25 or 40 times. Participants got
maximum satisfaction—they felt fuller longer—from the nuts when they chewed 40 times. Chewing more may cause a greater
release of fat from the almonds, which triggers hormones that curb hunger, speculates Rick Mattes, Ph.D., R.D., professor of
foods and nutrition at Purdue University, study author and an EatingWell advisor.