Does anyone else feel like they gained a ton of weight over the holidays? After three Christmas dinners and a stocking full of candy, my jeans are definitely feeling tight, and I’m guessing that I’m not alone!
Before you go on some crazy diet or buy a gym membership that you’ll never use, check out this new study by Japanese researchers. After feeding sweet potato peptide (SPP), a protein that is produced when sweet potatoes are boiled, to some mice and withholding it from other mice for 28 days, they found that the rodents that ingested it had significantly less body fat. They believe that SPP could have the same effect on humans.