Mushroom is a well-known edible, which is regarded as one of the best sources of protein. It is used to prepare different types of dishes. Today we will be telling you 5 reasons, why everyone should take mushroom in their diet.
Mushrooms are categorized in the vegetable section but is not simply grown as a vegetable. Mushroom is a fungi thing, which grows on the dead decaying organic matter.
There are different varieties of mushroom such as chaga, reishi, crimini, oyster mushroom and so on.
Nutritional elements in Mushroom:
- Vitamin B12, B6, B1, B2, B3
Mushrooms are very lesser in calories and highly nutritive. Now, let us discuss the benefits of Mushrooms.
5 Benefits of Mushroom:
1. Healthiest source of Vitamin D-
Sunlight is the natural source of Vitamin, but when it comes about fruits and vegetables; Mushroom ranks the first for Vitamin D. One who is having a deficiency of Vitamin D, or suffering from osteoporosis must include this magic edible in their diet.
2. Aids in Weight loss–
Being very high in fibers and lower in calories, mushrooms serves the best in weight loss therapy. It is a complete lean protein and an ideal diet for those, willing to lose weight.
Button mushrooms are the ideal mushrooms to lose weight, it builds muscle mass without making you obese.
3. Keeps Anemia at bay-
Mushrooms are the good sources of ferrous minerals like Iron, copper, zinc etc. Anemia which means ‘low levels of iron’, is one of the highest seen problems.
Mushrooms are the good source of Iron, it has the tendency to be absorbed 90% by the body. Resulting in the formation of red blood cells, it combats anemia.
4. Strengthens Immune system-
Mushrooms are rich in antioxidants, which provides your body protection against free radicals. Penicillin, a well-known antibiotic is extracted from mushroom itself.
Mushrooms inhibit bacterial and fungal growth in the body. It is a good source of vitamins and minerals, thus the best to strengthen your immunity.
5. Balances Cholesterol levels-
High levels of cholesterol, can lead to various health problems. Mushrooms have very less fat and cholesterol in it, in addition, it is also very low in carbohydrates.
The regular consumption helps to balance HDL and LDL cholesterol, thus preventing various diseases.
In this way, we saw the health benefits of mushrooms. It is really a healthy edible, that must be there in everyone’s diet. Share this with everyone. Take care and live well!
She is a learner and health conscious person. She is always interested in seeking knowledge regarding Ayurveda, herbal medicine and Yoga to cure any health ailments naturally.
She holds a Bachelor Degree in Alternative Medicine and interested in Naturopathy.