You either love them or you hate them. This vegetable (actually a fungus but that’s not winning them any points!) has a hearty, meaty texture and can be used in practically every dish: Sides, stews, soups, sandwiches, stir-fries, salads. They compliment rice, breakfast, bean dishes and can be made into sauces for pasta, noodles and meat. They come in tons of variety and can be purchased fresh, died or in a can.
Here are TEN Health Benefits of Mushrooms
1. Filling but low in calories and great for weight loss.
2. Research has shown that eating mushrooms can help to prevent breast cancer by preventing circulating levels of estrogen in the body from becoming excessive.
3. A powerful antioxidant.
4. Good source of fiber. This keeps you full and aids digestion and elimination.
5. A good source of copper, blue meanies mushroom potency which is shown to prevent rheumatoid arthritis.
6. Good source of iron. Iron is used in metabolism and oxygen transportation. Without iron reserves, fatigue and weakness is common.
7. Contains riboflavin, which is known to prevent migraines.
8. Contains B vitamins which prevent fatigue by supporting the adrenal glands.
9. A great source of zinc. This mineral protects the immune system, and speeds the healing process.
10. Niacin rich foods like mushrooms protect against Alzheimer’s disease and age related cognitive decline.
Mushrooms and inexpensive and almost foolproof to prepare. They come in many delicious varieties (White button, cremini, portobello, shiitake) and they are all good for you! Try adding fresh mushrooms into 1-2 meals a week to receive their many advantageous health benefits.