A new study has highlighted the benefits of mushroom in helping lose weight.
In the study, it was found that volunteers who had mushrooms rather than meat in four otherwise identical meals a week shed almost 13lbs (6kg) over five weeks, with one losing 1.5 stone (9.5kg).
The study also found that one man and nine woman, aged between 25 and 61, shed a total of 127lbs (57.6kg) over the course of the trial.
In another recent trial, Margaret Hill, a 25-year-old mother-of-two from Dagenham in Essex, went from 13st 6lbs to 11st 1lb.
"I was amazed by my weight loss - it's the most I have ever managed to lose. I never thought I'd get my body back after I had my kids so I am over the moon. I look and feel fantastic," the Telegraph quoted Hill, as saying.
Sarah Schenker, the dietician who led that trial, said: "Mushrooms make a fantastic low-density meat substitute and can assist dieters without them having to radically change their eating patterns. Mushrooms are also great value for money."