- Eating mushrooms for breakfast keeps you full for longer
- It may also result in less hunger as compared to meat consumption
- Scientists compared the effect on protein in mushrooms on satiety levels
"As with previous published research, this study indicates there may be both a nutritional and satiating benefit to either substituting mushrooms for meat in some meals or replacing some of the meat with mushrooms," he adds.
Since protein makes for a very satisfying nutrients, researchers aimed at comparing the protein in mushrooms with the protein in meat and its effect on the satiety level through their studies. The main objective of the study was to examine the differences in satiety and a 10-day food intake between white button mushrooms (226 grams) and meat (28 grams).
For the study, the researchers included 17 women and 15 men participants who consumed two servings of mushrooms or meat for 10 days. They were given either sliced mushrooms or ground beef to consume for a total of 10 days, twice a day. The portion sizes of mushroom and meat were based on matching the same protein content and similar calorie counts.
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