4 August 2011

Mushrooms- Health Benefits

The nutritional value of mushrooms is greater than anyone may think. It is one of the healthier foods that you can eat at any time. Most of the vegetarians consider mushroom as a non-vegetarian but i strongly feel it is a misconception. Even vegeterians can enjoy mushrooms without any hesitation and get all the nutrition from it.
Check out some of the health benefits of eating mushrooms:
  1. Mushrooms are low in calories, high in fiber, and contain many important vitamins and minerals.
  2. It also strengthens the immune system.
  3. Most mushrooms have high protein content, usually around 20-30%. This can be useful for vegetarians or anyone looking to increase the protein content in their diet.
  4. It helps to lower cholesterol and is important for the digestive system.
  5. It contains Niacin and other B Vitamins so it is another good supplement for vegetarians.
  6. Contains Vitamin D and helps in the absorption of calcium.
  7. Helps the body to absorb oxygen and create Red blood cells.
  8. It contains antioxidants and reduces the risk of cancer.
  9. It contains Potassium and helps in the regulation of blood pressure.
  10. It has Phosphorus, Zinc and Magnesium.
  11. It is low in fat, calories and sodium.
  12. No Cholesterol.
Not all types of mushrooms have the same levels of vitamins, minerals, and medicinal properties.
So now that you know that mushroom is nutritious go ahead, prepare good recipes out of them and enjoy it!

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