Antidiabetic Properties of Mushrooms | Mushrooms Vs Diabetes

Edible and medicinal mushrooms are functional foods which contain a variety of biologically active compounds with anti-diabetic effects. 

Numerous mushroom species appear to be effective in controlling of blood glucose levels and the modification of the course of diabetic complications. 

Both edible and medicinal mushrooms are ideal low calorie foods for diabetic patients since they contain low levels of carbohydrates, very low amounts of fats and cholesterol, high content of proteins, polysaccharides, lipids, vitamins and minerals, as well as a number of low molecular weight metabolites such as lectins, phenolic, alkaloids, sterols, terpenoids, and lactones substances 

Mushrooms are known to contain compounds which help in proper functioning of the liver, pancreas and other endocrinal glands, thereby promoting formation of insulin and related hormones which ensure healthy metabolic functioning. 

Polysaccharides, such as beta glucans contained in mushrooms have the ability to restore the function of pancreatic tissues by causing increased insulin output by β – cells, which leads to lowering of blood glucose levels. 

It has also been shown to improve the sensitivity of peripheral tissues to insulin. Consumption of mushrooms markedly decreases the lipid levels including total cholesterol, total triglyceride, and low-density lipoproteins; and increases the level of high-density lipoproteins.

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