” Ghrelin (/ˈɡrɛlɪn/; or lenomorelin, INN) is a hormone produced by enteroendocrine cells of the gastrointestinal tract, especially the stomach, and is often called a “hunger hormone” because it increases the drive to eat. Blood levels of ghrelin are highest before meals when hungry, returning to lower levels after mealtimes. Ghrelin may help prepare for food intake by increasing gastric motility and stimulating the secretion of gastric acid. “*
Chrelin influences hunger which is one of the key elements that affects our diets. It can be either positivly or negatively depending on our needs and also depending on a properly functioning endoctrine system. It shares the task of managing our food intake with another hormone called Leptin.