Want to feel fuller? Use the LOO

By 24. November 2014Blog, Health, Nutrition

Now that I have your attention, no, I am not talking about the lavatory, but an oil collected from oats that seems to make you feel fuller.

A paper on the subject was published earlier this month in the journal “Food and Nutrition”. In the abstract the authors describe the supplementation of breakfast yogurt with fractionised oat oil that for some reason they abbreviate as “LOO”.

In the study women were given a yogurt supplemented with oat oil or with a placebo of dairy lipids. The women who were given the oat oil felt fuller for longer and blood tests showed, amoung other things, that there was an increase in intestinal hormones.

There was also “prolonged elevation of triglycerides and large cholesterol-containing particles”. The researchers conclude that the oat oil prolongs lipid digestion thereby making you feel fuller for longer. They believe their results warrant “A well-controlled long-term study aiming at satiety, weight control, and gut health on suitable subjects”.

We have reported a few times on the effect of consuming oats. It has been shown to lower total and LDL cholesterol and has already been shown to make you feel fuller than other cereals.

Click here to go to the publication on the Food and Nutrition website.