Nutritious mushrooms

BY: The Mirror
Mushrooms

Mushrooms are fungi which are so distinct in nature they are classified as their own kingdom – separate from plants or animals. While commonly placed in the vegetable category for dietary.

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Whatever your favourite; crimini, enoki, oyster, portobello, shiitake or white button—all mushrooms are loaded with essential nutrients.

 

Controls diabetes


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Mushrooms are an ideal low-energy diet for diabetics. They have no fats, no cholesterol, very low levels of carbohydrates, high protein content, and a wealth of vitamins and minerals.

Good for the bones

Mushrooms are a rich source of calcium, which is an essential nutrient in the formation and strength of bones.

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A steady supply of calcium in the diet can reduce your chances of developing conditions like osteoporosis, and can also reduce joint pain and general lack of mobility that is associated with bone degradation.

Lowers cholesterol levels

Mushrooms themselves provide you with lean proteins since they have no cholesterol or fat and are very low carbohydrates. The fibre and certain enzymes in mushrooms also help lower cholesterol levels.

Good for anaemic patients

Anaemic patients are characterized by having low levels of iron in their blood, resulting in fatigue, headaches, reduced neural function, and digestive issues.

Mushrooms are a good source of iron, and over 90% of the nutritive iron value can be absorbed by the body, which promotes the formation of red blood cells and keeps people healthy and functioning at their full potential.

Regulates blood pressure

Studies of various types of mushrooms, including shitake and maitake mushrooms, have shown them to be high in potassium content. Potassium acts as a vasodilator, relaxing tension in blood vessels and therefore reducing blood pressure.