A University of Minnesota study shows that mushrooms may be the best food to aid weight loss.
Researchers gathered 17 women and 15 men. They divided them into two groups. The subjects were randomly assigned to eat two servings of mushrooms or two servings of meat every day. The participants were given either sliced mushrooms or 93% lean ground beef.
After 10 days, mushroom eaters reported:
- Less hunger throughout the day
- Greater fullness after meals
- Decreased intention of eating within the upcoming three hours
“This study indicates there may be both a nutritional and satiating benefit to either substituting mushrooms for meat in some meals or replacing some of the meat with mushrooms,” said study author Joanne Slavin.