Adding some mushrooms to your diet and wellness routine can have a majorly positive impact on your wellness journey. Mushrooms have been shown to leave you feeling more full than meat does. This means less calorie intake. Substituting red meat for mushrooms or adding some mushrooms to your meat blend can be a great way to aid weight loss. We will go over this and other benefits of adding mushrooms to your diet. We will also discuss different types of mushrooms, some delicious recipes you can easily make yourself, and where to find high-quality mushrooms either at the store, in nature, or in your own grow set up!
If you are still wondering, "do mushrooms help you lose weight?", let's dive into how they can help!...
Obesity can be caused by a number of factors including high food ingestion, a lack of physical activity, and your family genetics.It can lead to health issues such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary diseases, and more. The imbalance between energy intake and expenditure create metabolic issues that lead to obesity.* This is a global issue. It is estimated that 40$ of men and women over the age of 18 are overweight. These numbers are increasing every year.
Adding mushrooms to your diet can have some excellent weight loss benefits. In addition to physical activity, eating well can help you both mentally and physically. Good mental health can aid your weightloss journey. Mushrooms are a delicious and healthy option to aid weight loss. They are low on calories and contain protein, fiber, and important nutrients. Consuming mushrooms can decrease obesity because of these bioactive compounds.* You may be wondering, “are mushrooms a fruit or vegetable”? They are neither! Technically, mushrooms are fungi. Delicious fungi.
One of the main issues with diets is that the dieter becomes bored with the meals. Maybe they do not even enjoy the taste of diet meals. Mushrooms can be cooked in many ways and used in a wide variety of dishes. Substituting meat for mushrooms, even just one or two times a week, can have major weight loss benefits. Mushrooms can bring the umami flavor to a dish that ensures it is delicious.*
Maybe the worst part of a diet is the feeling of not being full after a meal. It makes the diet hard to follow through to its completion. Mushrooms have been shown to not only make you feel more full, but they can also help with appetite suppression.*,* This means that less food can make you feel full and keep you feeling full for longer.
If you do not like the taste or texture of mushrooms in your food but you still want the benefits, you can easily buy or make mushroom capsules. Take these capsules like you would pills. There are many mushroom capsule/pill options available at your local health store.
You can also make your own mushroom capsules pretty easily. To do this, you just need some dry mushrooms, something to grind them up like a mortar and pestle, and a capsule filling kit. First, get some quality mushrooms. Read about where to find high quality mushrooms in the section below. Second, make sure your mushrooms are dry. It can be helpful to use a dehydrator for this step. Third, use a mortar and pestle or other grinder to grinder the mushrooms into a fine powder. Lastly, use a capsule filling kit to fill capsules with your freshly ground mushroom powder.
You can find quality mushrooms at your local grocery store or farmers market. Many chefs prefer loose mushrooms rather than packaged groups. In this way you can inspect each mushroom for freshness and bruising.
Mushrooms certainly grow in nature and you can find them all around! The trick is knowing which mushroom is which and being careful not to pick poisonous ones. There are many good mushroom guides available online which can help you identify different species. When in doubt, get someone with specific mushroom knowledge’s advice before consuming any unknown mushrooms. It could be deadly.
Growing mushrooms in your own home is not as hard as you may think! There are many blogs available on MycologyMen.com that can guide you on your journey. Mycology Men also can provide you with the equipment necessary.