Diet rich in mushrooms could help shed pounds

December 29th, 2008 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Dec 29 (ANI): Want to shed those extra pounds? Well, then start taking a diet rich in mushrooms, suggests a new study.

In the study, it was found that volunteers who had mushrooms rather than meat in four otherwise identical meals a week shed almost 13lbs (6kg) over five weeks, with one losing 1.5 stone (9.5kg).

The study also found that one man and nine woman, aged between 25 and 61, shed a total of 127lbs (57.6kg) over the course of the trial.

In another recent trial, Margaret Hill, a 25-year-old mother-of-two from Dagenham in Essex, went from 13st 6lbs to 11st 1lb.

“I was amazed by my weight loss - it’’s the most I have ever managed to lose. I never thought I”d get my body back after I had my kids so I am over the moon. I look and feel fantastic,” the Telegraph quoted Hill, as saying.

Sarah Schenker, the dietician who led that trial, said: “Mushrooms make a fantastic low-density meat substitute and can assist dieters without them having to radically change their eating patterns. Mushrooms are also great value for money.” (ANI)

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