Every person’s body processes food differently. For some people, eating a specific food may make them feel sick or hurt their stomach. For others, that same food may taste delicious and leave them feeling energized. In some individuals, certain smells or sights may make them want to eat anything in the company. As different as each person’s body may be, the same general process is involved whenever someone has an appetite or a craving for food. This process is known as the “appetite mechanism.” The appetite mechanism is a series of neural pathways that trigger a person to feel hungry and seek out food. A significant function of this system is to keep a person’s body fed and prevent it from becoming overly full. This article will explore the appetite mechanism’s role in weight management, the nutrients that stimulate appetite, and the most common natural appetite suppressants.
People most commonly use Appetite suppressants that actually work to curb their appetite after they have eaten a meal that has been too large. Since an essential function of an appetite mechanism is to keep the body fed, any time a person overeats, their ability to regulate their eating is disrupted. Therefore, people who do not adjust their eating habits may find themselves gaining weight due to this disruption in the appetite mechanism. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, natural appetite suppressants can be effective in helping overweight adults maintain a healthy weight and assist those who have lost a significant amount of weight in getting back on track with healthy eating patterns. There are currently two categories of natural appetite suppressants: stimulants, which include herbs and spices such as ginger and cinnamon, and non-stimulant herbs and spices such as basil, dill weed, and fennel seed and garlic.