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The obesity fighting mushroom: Chinese medicine counters diabetes and weight gain

#Reishi #microbiota #lingzhi #obesity #insulin #microbiome #Ganoderma #mushrooms #diet #nutrition As any gardener knows, plants need the right mix of fertilisers to flourish – and the same seems to be true for your gut bacteria. Microbiologist David Ojcius from Taiwan’s Chang Gung University and his colleagues found the secret to a healthy gut is what you feed them – and that perfect meal could come from a humble mushroom. They published their findings in Nature Communication

This mushroom might alter gut bacteria for the better, study finds

#microbiota #mushrooms #microbiome #diet #nutrition #obesity #diabetes #Reishi #lingzhi #insulin A #mushroom a day may keep the doctor away. The active ingredients in a Asian mushroom can change bacteria in your stomach for the better, researchers have found. By altering gut bacteria, the Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) prevents and reverses symptoms of obesity in mice, including weight gain and insulin resistance. “Mice kept on a high-fat diet gained up to 25 percent

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