When you're planning to enjoy a sweet treat—chai latte, pumpkin pie—you might want it to follow a mushroom main course. A new study suggests mushrooms can help prevent some of the blood-sugar spikes and dips that happen after eating something sugary, which may translate to improved energy levels throughout the day and during your yoga practice. Though this study looked only at portobellos, other mushrooms have similar chemical properties and likewise contain the amino acid ergothioneine, which may be responsible for the effect, says study author Peter Horvath, PhD, of the University at Buffalo. Here are some flavorful shroom varieties—along with delicious ways to prepare them—from Jasmin Ilkay, a registered dietitian and food-science professor at Cal Poly Pomona.
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