Hunger Control & Healthy Weight Support

Satiety is the feeling of fullness and the suppression of hunger for a period after food consumption. These feelings can influence how soon and how much you eat at your next meal and ultimately impact your eating habits, including snacking between meals. Understanding how to enhance these feelings of satiety after eating may help control how an individual tends to overeat or experience carbohydrate cravings.

Several bodily signals occur when a food or drink is consumed and continue as it enters the gut and is digested and absorbed. The feeling of satiety can occur due to several factors, including psychological, physical, and metabolic components. These factors can be the perception of how filling a food or drink is likely to be, the taste and texture of the food, the nature of the food to expand or absorb water in the stomach, and the hormones/microbiota activity in response to the food or drink.

It is often that the signals of satiety can be delayed as the brain catches up with the digestive effects. However, some food ingredients can lead to more satiated feelings than others. Towards the positive effects, protein and fibre are already accepted by many experts and food regulatory bodies as having the ability to enhance feelings of satiety enhancement.

The recommendations to enhance satiety are specifically to include plenty of high-fibre foods in the diet, such as whole-grain bread and cereals, beans, fruits, and vegetables. Kfibre is made from sugarcane fibre that is an ingredient that can also enhance satiety. The fibre fractions in the sugarcane fibre are representative of those in whole plant vegetables and fruits and thus retain fibre biochemical complexity. In addition to retaining micronutrients and polyphenols, Kfibre also contains both soluble and insoluble fibre fractions that have rapid- and poor-fermentable properties at ratios that more closely represent natural whole plant foods. At present, Kfibre Pro range currently consists of three products: KfibrePro Dietary Constipation Support, KfibrePro Dietary Indigestion & Bloating, and KfibreOriginal Gut Health Fibre.

From a passive perspective, ingredients that are high in fibre tend to have a high water holding capacity, which, when formulated into a food, will “bulk out” the overall mass with more water and less calorie/lower energy-containing ingredients that may reduce overall calorie intake, while not increasing overall food intake.

From an active perspective, differences in hormone responses are well-reported as modulating satiety. This can come from flavonoids, Ghrelin hormones changes – so-called “hunger hormones,” from minerals such as chromium that are involved in glucose-insulin metabolism, Tricin – which delivers α-amylase inhibiting activity and may slow the conversion of food starch to blood glucose. The use of “enhancement” is notable in that inclusion of sugarcane fibre with inherent bio-actives and fibre requires that a sufficient serve be consumed to make those differences in both the passive and active pathways.

In conclusion, enhancing satiety through the consumption of high-fibre foods such as sugarcane fibre (Kfibre) can be an effective strategy to control hunger and blood glucose levels, especially for weight loss. With the right combination of ingredients, it is possible to modulate hormone and fibre feedback mechanisms that lead to feelings of satiety and control the temptation to overeat. Including sugarcane fibre in your diet or as a standalone serve can contribute to the enhancement of satiety and feelings of fullness.

Kfibre Pro Healthy Weight Support

Kfibre Pro Healthy Weight Support is a scientifically & IBS dietitian formulated prebiotic & probiotic blend to help assist weight maintenance & hunger management via intestinal health. When used as a daily maintenance support, Kfibre Pro promotes microbiome changes for metabolic support with maintenance of Blood Glucose Levels and reduced feelings of hunger.

Kfibre Pro Healthy Weight Support:

  • Formulated to support healthy weight maintenance & hunger management
  • Designed by Kfibre gut health scientists & expert IBS dietitian Joanna Baker (APD | RN)
  • Powerful satiety support from synbiotic formulation and natural chromium.
  • Healthy convenient & a great tasting flavour & Monash Low FODMAP certified & Gluten-free

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