4. Prevent Diabetes
More than 84-million Americans live with blood disorder prediabetes. A further 29-million Americans have an advanced form of the disorder, type-2 diabetes. This blood sugar disorder arises from the repetitive consumption of sugar and refined carbohydrates.
The pancreas is the organ responsible for regulating blood sugar levels. When the organ senses an elevation in blood sugar, it secretes a hormone called insulin into the bloodstream. Insulin lowers blood sugar back to baseline levels. Consistent consumption of sugary foods damages the pancreas and its ability to secrete insulin efficiently.
Diabetic individuals must supplement with exogenous insulin after meals containing carbohydrates. An insulin injection ensures they don’t turn hypoglycemic and slip into a coma. Eating mushrooms provide an ideal form of nutrition for diabetics. They are rich in vitamins and minerals and low in carbohydrates. Mushrooms also contain bioactive compounds and enzymes that assist the body in regulating hormone and insulin production and increase insulin sensitivity.