Energy & Weight Management
Mushrooms are low in carbohydrates and energy, but still tasty and filling. With less than 1 gram of carbohydrates per 100gm serving, they’re a great way to fill up without carbo-loading.
They’re also a low energy-dense food (which means they have low kilojoules), and the energy they do contain comes mainly from protein. What’s significant is that the vitamins and minerals they contain help your body use the energy it gets from other foods more effectively. This helps you maintain energy levels through the day - rather than the quick sugar peak you get from some foods.
In fact, a preliminary study conducted at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that increasing your intake of low-energy-dense foods, specifically mushrooms, in place of high-energy-density foods, like lean ground beef, can be an effective way of reducing daily energy and fat intake while still feeling full and satiated after a meal.
Did you know…
Vitamins and minerals help your body break down proteins, carbohydrates and fats to convert them into a form of energy you can use. If your body is a car and food is fuel, then vitamins and minerals are the spark plugs that let you use that fuel. Without spark plugs to cause a reaction, you won’t go anywhere! B Vitamins are particularly helpful in this regard - so a daily serving of B-vitamin-packed mushrooms should help put some spark in your life.