Scientists at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, looked at oyster or pearl mushrooms, as well as abalone mushrooms as possible treatments for Type 2 diabetes. Their study, reported on in the journal Phytotherapy Research in November 2014, consisted of comparing the effects of Pleurotus ostreatus and Pleurotus cystidiosus mushrooms in both healthy participants and participants previously diagnosed with full-blown Type 2 diabetes. Powdered freeze-dried mushrooms were given to both groups. Both the non-diabetic participants and the Type 2 diabetic participants showed a reduction in their blood sugar levels. The participants with diabetes also produced more insulin.
From these results, the scientists concluded both species of mushrooms could be beneficial foods for helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
Enjoy mushrooms in a whole new way with these healthy mushroom dinner recipes shown on the following websites…
1. The website ChefChloe.com has instructions for making taco filling with oyster mushrooms. The recipe calls for canola oil, onion, bell pepper, oyster mushrooms, ground black pepper, garlic cloves, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and black beans. psilocybin shop Either put the mixture into a taco shell or serve as a side dish.
2. VegetarianTimes.com suggests making oyster mushrooms Rockefeller using oyster mushrooms, vegetable oil, baby spinach, vegan mayonnaise, fennel, Dijon mustard, shallots, and garlic.
3. VegeAngel.com has a recipe for steamed abalone mushrooms. You will need abalone mushrooms, ginger, vegetable oil, coriander, sesame oil, vegetarian oyster sauce, and soy sauce.
4. KneadForFood.com offers a recipe for wild rice with oyster mushrooms. It calls for wild rice, vegetable soup, oyster mushrooms, garlic, shallots, olive oil, white wine, parsley, and pepper.
Oyster and abalone mushrooms can be grown at home from spawn, or mycelia, the “roots” of the mushroom. Straw, hay, wood, or any garden byproduct can be used as a substrate…
- first the substrate should be pasteurized to kill bacteria. Dampen your substrate and place it into a pot. Heat the pot and its contents to 160 to 165 degrees Fahrenheit for about an hour.
- remove the substrate with tongs and place into a plastic container. Add the spawn and distribute it evenly throughout the substrate.
- place your container onto a sheet of plastic in the garage or basement. Keep the room’s temperature between 60 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
- mist daily.
Your mushrooms should grow to full size in 2 to 4 months.
When buying mushrooms, choose light brown to grayish tops with white stems. Avoid any that are dark brown or have mold. Mushrooms can be stored up to two weeks refrigerated – place whole, unwashed mushrooms in a brown paper bag and fold the top of the bag over.
Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.