If you are trying to lose weight, you're undoubtedly aware that many of the low-calorie alternatives to your favorite foods just aren't as satisfying as the real thing. How, then, can you train yourself to consume more proportionate servings without feeling like you're on the brink of starvation? Previously, we reviewed the impressive power of Mediterranean fare to promote aging longevity, and it just so happens that an ingredient commonly found in this kind of cuisine has also been shown to make meals more filling.

With the guidance of University of Vienna professor Veronika Somoza, researchers from Technische Universität München (TUM) have reportedly been experimenting with four fats and oils commonly used in cooking. According to ScienceDaily, the scientists asked study participants to consume yogurt that was enhanced with olive oil, lard, rapeseed​ oil and butterfat daily for three months.

During this time, the researchers found that the yogurt containing olive oil resulted in the greatest feeling of fullness of the four substances tested.

"The olive oil group showed a higher concentration of the satiety hormone serotonin in their blood. Subjectively speaking, these participants also reported that they found the olive oil yogurt very filling," said TUM Professor Peter Schieberl.

Interestingly, the scientists also came to the conclusion that the smell of olive oil could play a substantial role in its satiating effect.

This finding may lead more food manufacturers to utilize olive oil in their low-calorie offerings. In the meantime, consult the anti-aging doctors at Longevity Centres of America about the foods and supplements that can help you lose weight and age gracefully. In addition, your dieting and exercise have proven ineffective, we also offer medical weight loss in Denver and Houston.