Benefits of Eating Mushrooms

 

Mushrooms are fat-free, low-sodium, cholesterol-free, and low-calorie. They’re also rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Overall, they are great source of these nutrients and vitamins:

  • B vitamins

Mushrooms are extremely rich in the B vitamins: riboflavin, and niacin. The
combination helps protect heart health. Riboflavin has proven to be highly beneficial for red blood cells. Niacin is great for the digestive system and for overall maintenance of healthy skin. 

  • Antioxidants

Antioxidants help protect the body from damaging free radicals which are responsible for heart disease and cancer. They also give an immense boost your immune system. 

  • Beta glucan

Beta glucan is a form of soluble dietary fiber, which has shown to improve cholesterol and boost heart health. It can also help your body regulate blood sugar, greatly diminishing the risk of type 2 diabetes. Most importantly, oyster and shiitake mushrooms are believed to have the most effective beta glucans.​

  • Copper

Copper helps your body make red blood cells, which are used to deliver oxygen to the entire body. The mineral is also important to other processes like maintaining healthy bones and nerves. 

  • Potassium

Potassium is very important when it comes to heart, muscle, and healthy nerve function.

 

Read more about benefits of mushrooms here:

https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/are-mushrooms-good-for-you#3

https://healthyeating.sfgate.com/fiber-mushrooms-1002.html


 

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