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6 Benefits of Shiitake Mushrooms, Can Lose Weight to Prevent Cancer

FIX INDONESIA – Recently shiitake mushroom has become a popular mushroom. This fungus comes from East Asia, this mushroom has been known for thousands of years to improve health.

Shiitake mushrooms grow naturally on the weathered wood of deciduous-like trees oak, shii, chestnuts, maple, mulberry and others. This mushroom is dark brown measuring 5-10 cm. This mushroom has a savory taste and is like meat and can be consumed either fresh or dried.

These mushrooms also offer vitamins, minerals and other bioactive compounds that provide various health benefits.

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The following are various benefits that can be obtained from shiitake mushrooms, according to Boldsky, Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

1. Helps you lose weight

Shiitake mushrooms are low in calories and a good source of fiber. A study published in the Journal of Obesity studied the effects of shiitake mushrooms on plasma lipid profile, fat accumulation, energy efficiency, and body fat index.

During the study, mice fed high doses of shiitake mushroom powder on a high-fat diet for six weeks resulted in weight loss compared to mice given low and moderate doses of shiitake powder.

The researchers concluded that shiitake mushrooms can prevent weight gain, fat accumulation and plasma triacylglycerol when added to foods high in fat. However, more research is needed to demonstrate the effects of shiitake mushrooms on obesity in humans.