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Mushrooms Good for Diabetes?

Posted on February 28, 2015 | No Comments on Mushrooms Good for Diabetes?

Mushrooms are a type of fungi that can be eaten although some mushrooms can be poisonous and deadly to humans. Mushrooms are considered good for diabetics primarily because they contain little or no sugar as well as their nutritional value. Mushrooms have low glycemic index which means that they are not easily digested and absorbed into the blood. They also will not raise blood sugar levels because they contain very low carbohydrates.

In fact, some studies claim that mushrooms can in fact help lower blood sugar and blood cholesterol which is often attributed to the fungi’s unique fibre which is unlike in vegetables. Still some studies show that powdered mushroom consumed after meals actually decrease reduces the blood sugar.

Aside from this, mushrooms are also healthful for people with diabetes. For one, they are cholesterol and are virtually fat free. These makes mushroom an ideal meal for diabetics because it is capable of satisfying hunger without the effects of carbs and calories. It also helps keep blood pressure normal by providing potassium and virtually no sodium. This also make mushroom virtually perfect for weight control Finally, it is also rich of antioxidants which reduces risks of heart disease, cleans the body from free radicals and other oxidants that could otherwise weaken the body.

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