A study conducted at the University of Granada has revealed a link between a person’s intake of melatonin and how well their body staves off weight gain and heart diseases that are associated with obesity.
Researchers conducted a series of experiments on diabetic and obese rats in order to determine the efficacy of melatonin in combating their conditions. Results showed that melatonin intake was beneficial to those rats who had not yet developed any metabolic or heart diseases. If the results are confirmed in humans, scientists believe intake of food containing the chemical may help fight obesity and the risks that come with it.
Though it occurs naturally within the body, many humans do not have sufficient levels of melatonin. It is also found in various fruits and vegetables, such as mustard, almonds, sunflower seeds and cherries. Those looking to ingest more may want to consider taking a dietary supplement like those offered by Dr. Newton’s Naturals.