Manhattan Beach, CA (PRWEB) April 26, 2012
Ice accompanied with flavor should be considered as part of a weight loss program, according to results to be presented at the XXXIV Annual Meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences in Huntington Beach, Calif., April 25 – 28, 2012. The Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, led by Dr. Alan Hirsch, will share its findings on “The Satiety Value of Flavored Ice in Women” at the Annual Meeting, along with several other smell and taste studies.
For the study, Dr. Hirsch and his team examined if iced food, through thermogenic calorie expenditure and possible impact on satiety, may play a role in aiding weight loss. The study was made up of 18 female subjects, with an average age of 32.8 years. Satiety levels prior to, and 15 and 30 minutes after food consumption were documented. 70ml of sugar-free Tropical Breeze flavored popsicles (made with SENSA® QUENCH, an energy-enhancing vitamin drink) and equal volume flavor-free ice were studied and compared to a slice of white bread (110 kcal) as the baseline. Satiety index and palatability of each food was calculated and compared.
Results from the study found that the satiety index of popsicles was 104.5% and 77.3% for ice. Popsicles had a greater satiating effect than either white bread (p=0.02) or ice (p=0.00). Ice, although less than white bread, still displayed some satiety value. Alternatively, the difference between palatability of the foods was not significant (p>0.05).
Based on findings from this study, Dr. Hirsch and his team found that ice accompanied with flavor has the satiety index that exceeded white bread and thus should be considered to be part of a weight loss program.
Dr. Hirsch will also be presenting the following posters at the XXXIV Annual Meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences: “Effects of Lavender Odor On Reaction Time of 7th and 8th Graders,” “The Satiety Value of Sugar Free Orbit Bubblemint Chewing Gum in American Children,” “The Effects of Aroma of Jasmine on Major League Baseball Players,” “Food Hedonics and Sniff Magnitude,” and “Affect Dependent Phantosmia.”
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