Why You Should Eat Mushrooms?


Lord of Penmai
Jul 5, 2011
Why You Should Eat Mushrooms?

The magical powers of mushrooms that you find in many fairy tales are just the manifestation of their medical powers in reality. Be it a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian, almost all love this tasty and yummy food. There are many types of mushrooms available. You should check and buy the edible non-toxic ones only. You must have heard many people say that it is good to eat mushrooms. But, did you ever consider why? The reasons are here below.

Boosts Immune System- The antioxidants present in the mushrooms give us protection against the harmful free radicals. Mushrooms are healthy also because they increase the production of antiviral and other proteins that protect and repair our cells. Mushrooms are extremely good for preventing microbial and other fungal infections as they are a kind of natural antibiotic.

Cancer- Mushrooms are also good in the prevention of cancer. It is especially good for prostrate and breast cancer. The beta-glucans and conjugated linoleic acid present in the mushrooms have anti carcinogenic effects. This suppresses the effects of a cancer causing element called estrogen. They inhibit the growth of cancerous cells in the human body. Mushrooms are healthy and thus include them in your daily diet to get the benefits.

Good For Heart- Mushrooms are good for the heart. This is so because mushrooms are high in nutrition. They have zero cholesterol and provide the body with lean proteins. Certain enzymes and fibre present in the mushrooms lower the cholesterol levels in the blood. Thus we find mushrooms to be very good for preventing heart attacks for all the above reasons.

Diabetics- Are you diabetic? Have mushrooms as they are good for you. Mushrooms give you the nutrition needed by your body. They are rich in vitamins, minerals and fibre. Also they have no fats, carbohydrates and sugar that are bad for a diabetic. Mushrooms promote the formation of insulin in the body, thus providing protection against diabetes.

Weight Loss- If you are a diet and weight loss freak then mushrooms are good for you. This is because of the nutrition that mushrooms have. They are a good source of lean proteins, and a protein rich diet is good for weight loss. So, include mushrooms in your daily meal and lose some extra flab from your body.

Metabolism- Mushrooms are healthy for a good metabolic system. They are rich in vitamin B that helps in burning the food to glucose for energy. Vitamins B2 and B3 are especially good for the purpose.

You can include the mushrooms in any recipe before you have them in your meal.
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