What is Ghrelin?

Ghrelin is a hormone mainly produced and released by the stomach, with smaller amounts released by the small intestine, pancreas and brain, cells known as as P/D1 cells and epsilon cells. Ghrelin is the main hormone responsible for stimulating hunger. Its levels increase and decrease before and after meals and …

What is Leptin?

Leptin is a protein hormone produced by your body that helps regulate weight by affecting your appetite, energy level, and metabolism. Usually, the amount of leptin you have is related to how much body fat you have: the more fat, the more leptin. An excess of leptin signals the body …

What are Cruciferous Vegetables?

Cruciferous vegetables are of the family Brassicaceae, also known as Cruciferae, and include cauliflower, cabbage, garden cress, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts and similar green leaf vegetables. Other examples include oriental cabbage, arugula, watercress, radish, daikon, wassabi, and various mustards. Ten of the most common cruciferous vegetables are in the species …