Scientific Discovery: Partially Defatted Poppy Seeds as a Support in the Treatment of Obesity

Recent research conducted by a team of scientists from the Nicolaus Copernicus University and the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn has provided fascinating information about the potential health benefits of partial degreasing of poppy seeds. The work, which can be found in the journal "Scientific Reports", focuses on the possibilities opened up by dietary supplementation with reduced-fat poppy seeds.

Favorable Changes in Lipid Metabolism

According to Dr. hab. Adam Jurgoński from the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Dr. Jarosław Koza from the Department of Gastroenterology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, partially defatted poppy seeds, also called cakes, may bring significant benefits in the treatment of obesity and its complications. Dietary supplementation with approximately 5,5 tablespoons of these seeds daily demonstrates a positive effect on lipid metabolism, lowering triglyceride levels in the blood and liver and inhibiting excessive deposition of visceral fat.

Importance for Public Health

Overweight and obesity are not just aesthetic problems - they are conditions that can lead to serious diet-related diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, fatty liver disease or type 2 diabetes. Thanks to new research, partially defatted poppy seeds can be used as a healthy alternative to traditional ingredients, offering new possibilities in the treatment and prevention of these diseases.

Culinary and Industrial Applications

The study shows that cakes can be a valuable "input" to products such as poppy seed cakes, where their use can not only enrich the nutritional value of the products, but also contribute to improving the health of consumers. Because the seeds are already partially ground, they do not require additional processing before adding to dishes.

Rich in Nutrients

Poppy seeds are not only a popular addition to many Polish dishes, but also a rich source of nutrients. They contain linoleic acid (omega-6), protein, dietary fiber, and various compounds with antioxidant properties. These values ​​are preserved thanks to the cold pressing process, which protects valuable nutritional ingredients.

Taken together, these discoveries open new perspectives for dietitians and food manufacturers, offering new solutions in the field of public health and nutrition. Poppy seeds, known for their rich nutrient profile, now may also play a role in preventing and treating obesity and its complications.

Those interested can read the full article article about this research under This linkto learn more about the potential health benefits of partially degreasing poppy seeds.

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