Mushrooms are rich in protein, enzymes, antioxidants and vitamins.
Used mainly for culinary purposes, mushrooms are more and more recognized as a valuable healthy fruit/vegetable food due to its unique nutritional properties.
Health Benefits Of Mushrooms
Mushrooms are believed to support your immune system, help you flush toxins, promote normal cellular growth, support healthy gut flora, and some mushrooms even help you lose weight.
There are hundreds of different kinds of mushrooms identified around the world. But there are few mushrooms worthwhile mentioning (Dr Oz).
Maitake, Reishi, Shiitake as well as White Button Mushrooms are all effective in boosting the body’s immune system and they are relatively easily found at any grocery store. In addition to being good for boosting your immune system, the white button mushrooms are also believed to be beneficial in preventing breast and prostate cancer. With their mild earthy flavor, white button mushrooms can be enjoyed even raw in salads.
Cremini mushrooms are small in size but more rich in flavor than white button mushrooms. However, they are equally beneficial health-wise, especially if you are trying to lose weight. They are rich in fiber and ideal as a meat replacement.
Nutritional value of mushrooms
- Vitamin B
- Vitamin D
Even though they are delicious and healthy to consume, it is always good to make sure the mushrooms you are buying are safe, because not all mushrooms are edible.