Sunday, May 17, 2015

Foamy Drinks Makes You Full

Take your pick
Deciding what drink to get at your regular coffee joint? The following published study may help you decide. Milk based foamy drinks make you feel full longer.

The researchers tested three milk-based drinks. One was not whipped (the control drink). Another drink had foam which dissipated within 30 minutes. The third drink had dense foam.

Four hours after consuming the drinks, the subjects reported their hunger levels. The researchers then measured subjects' stomach using an MRI.

The results showed that the dense foam drink remained in the stomach longest compared to the less dense and control drink. Appetite wise, both foamy drinks kept hunger pangs at bay equally well.

Just in case you were wondering, skim milk was used in the above study.


Murray K, Placidi E et al (2015). Aerated Drinks Increase Gastric Volume And Reduce Appetite As Assessed By MRI: A Randomized, Balanced, Crossover Trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 101(2): 270-278. DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.114.096974.

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*Picture by Richard Leong

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