Important questions about food.

Weighty Questions

Which foods are the most satiating?

There is a strict hierarchy among the food groups which will fill you up the quickest: protein is the most filling, followed by carbohydrate-fiber is better than starch, which beats sugar – and lastly fat.

Protein for breakfast in the form of eggs or meat, is a good way to curb mid-morning hunger.  This protein can be derived from animals or plants.

What are the alternatives to meat?

Certain carbohydrates which help with satiety are called resistant starch.  It is found in beans, peas and lentils as well as starchy foods that have been cooked and allowed to cool such as potatoes, pasta and rice

What foods stimulate appetite?

Alcohol is the only macronutrient that when consumed in moderate amounts actually stimulates the appetite.

Terry Pfau DO, HMD

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