What is a tanycyte? Tanycytes regulate our appetite and respond to two key amino acids found in  more than 20 different foods. 

Manipulation of tanycyte biology could provide a valuable tool for modulating hypothalamic functions such as energy uptake and expenditure in order to tackle prevalent eating disorders such as obesity and anorexia.

Adding these foods to your diet sends messages to the tanycytes which tells us we are full. Other foods can be filling but won't send these messages.

Some of the foods that make us full as they stimulate tanycytes are sesame seeds, sweet potatoes, walnuts, almonds, mackerel, archoves, plums, pistachios, avocados, figs, and much more.

More research needs to be done on foods that stimulate tanycytes.

Until tomorrow...