Mushrooms, The Nutrition Rich Foods That Good for Diabetes and Obesity

Obesity and diabetes are interrelated to each other that both are affected by poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle. So that people at risk for diabetes or obesity, should be more selective in choosing food.

Mushroom may offer health benefits for people who are obese or diabetes because of  its high nutritional content. In addition, there are several mushroom that do not contain sugar at all and some with sugar in very low levels.

"Mushrooms rich in essential nutrients that are good for diabetics because it is low in sugar," said TN Lakhanpal, from the department of bioscience at the Himachal Pradesh University, as reported by health.India, Friday (11/01/2013).

Nutrient content in mushroom associated with a variety of minerals that the body needs such as phosphorus, iron, calcium, potassium, carbohydrates, proteins, and vitamins B and C. But you have to be careful in choosing the mushrooms are safe for consumption, as a wild mushroom sometimes poisonous.

Several choices of mushrooms are safe to eat, among others such as mushroom, which contain enzymes trypsin and is good for digestion and promote healthy weight. shiitake mushrooms, oyster mushrooms and mushroom that has amino acids can inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

According to scientists, the mushroom also almost fat-free at all beneficial for people who are overweight. Mushrooms can be an alternative food that can be consumed for weight-loss diet.

"Various studies conducted over the last 20 years about the potential of mushroom have also shown the benefits of nutraceuticals that can fight diabetes, cancer, HIV and other deadly diseases," said Lakhanpal the 100th Indian Science Congress, the annual meeting of scientists in India.