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Effect of Gazpacho, Hummus and Ajoblanco on Satiety and Appetite in Adult Humans: A Randomised Crossover Study

Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, Faculty of Veterinary, Regional Campus of International Excellence “Campus Mare Nostrum”, Campus de Espinardo, University of Murcia, 30100 Murcia, Spain
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Foods 2021, 10(3), 606; https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10030606
Received: 25 January 2021 / Revised: 4 March 2021 / Accepted: 10 March 2021 / Published: 12 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Food Nutrition)
Nowadays, overweight and obesity has reached an epidemic level around the world. With the aim to tackle them, an interesting strategy is the study of food and ingredients with satiety properties. In addition to reducing food and/or calorie intake, this type of foods must be included as part of a healthy diet. With regard to this, it is well known that the Mediterranean Diet (MD) is a feeding pattern that helps us to maintain good health, providing an adequate intake of micronutrients and active compounds. With this background, the main aim of this research was to identify MD foods with a high satiating potential capacity. For this purpose, three typical foods of the Mediterranean region, mainly based on vegetables, were selected: hummus, ajoblanco and gazpacho. As a control, white bread was used. Twenty-four human healthy volunteers consumed a standard breakfast followed by the different typical Mediterranean foods, and then the subjective sensation of hunger and satiety for each food was assessed by visual analogue scales (VAS) during 3 h. Subsequently, volunteers had ad libitum access to a standard meal. The results indicate that gazpacho showed the highest satiating scores, despite the fact that it was not the food that provided the highest protein or fibre amount. More studies of this type are needed to determine the proportion and/or combination of ingredients from these classical Mediterranean recipes that could enhance human satiety. View Full-Text
Keywords: appetite; satiety; VAS; gazpacho; hummus; ajoblanco appetite; satiety; VAS; gazpacho; hummus; ajoblanco
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Planes-Muñoz, D.; Frontela-Saseta, C.; Ros-Berruezo, G.; López-Nicolás, R. Effect of Gazpacho, Hummus and Ajoblanco on Satiety and Appetite in Adult Humans: A Randomised Crossover Study. Foods 2021, 10, 606. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10030606

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Planes-Muñoz D, Frontela-Saseta C, Ros-Berruezo G, López-Nicolás R. Effect of Gazpacho, Hummus and Ajoblanco on Satiety and Appetite in Adult Humans: A Randomised Crossover Study. Foods. 2021; 10(3):606. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10030606

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Planes-Muñoz, David, Carmen Frontela-Saseta, Gaspar Ros-Berruezo, and Rubén López-Nicolás. 2021. "Effect of Gazpacho, Hummus and Ajoblanco on Satiety and Appetite in Adult Humans: A Randomised Crossover Study" Foods 10, no. 3: 606. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10030606

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