Raw Food Vegan Diet Decreases Hunger & Obesity
(November 17, 1020), I received this news of a new study from PR Newsweb.
"A new study published by Joel Fuhrman, M.D., in Nutrition Journal
reveals for the first time ever that people who follow a diet high in
micronutrients feel less hunger overall and suffer less discomfort from
hunger, even when they consume fewer calories."
AUTHORS: Joel Fuhrman, et. al.
CITATION: Nutrition Journal 2010,
7 November 2010
METHOD: 768 human
subjects ate either a high nutrient density diet consisting of raw fruits
and vegetables or the standard American diet consisting of a low nutrient
"Nearly 80% of respondents
reported that their experience of hunger had changed since starting the high
nutrient density diet, with 51% reporting a dramatic or complete change in
their experience of hunger."
is one of the major impediments to successful weight loss. Our findings
suggest that it is not simply the caloric content, but more importantly, the
micronutrient density of a diet that influences the experience of hunger. It
appears that a high nutrient density diet, after an initial phase of
adjustment during which a person experiences "toxic hunger" due to
withdrawal from pro-inflammatory foods, can result in a sustainable eating
pattern that leads to weight loss and improved health. A high nutrient
density diet provides benefits for long-term health as well as weight loss."