Mushrooms as Prebiotics
The fungi can be good for your gut health.
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When they fed lean mice white button mushrooms, they found the fungus increased the presence of a good bacteria in the gut called Prevotella. That shows the mushrooms act as prebiotics, according to the study, published in the Journal of Functional Foods.
That said, prebiotics help good gut bacteria grow, which in turn can make probiotics (from supplements or food sources) more effective.