Mushrooms are one of the tastiest food on earth. Our ancestors has been using these fungi as essential part of their main diet for both as food and medicines for centuries. There are hundreds of them. Some are very beneficial to us and some of them are poisonous. Don’t forage in the wild for mushrooms unless you are a professional mushroom picker.
You can use mushrooms almost in everything, stir-frying, soup, and snacks.
Why do we need to add this beautiful fungus weekly?
Medicinal mushrooms are claimed to be one of the functional food with highest nutritional value in the world. They just don’t supply vitamins and minerals. Since they are high in bioactive compounds, they play an important role in improving our health with their therapeutic actions such as antioxidant, anti cancer properties, anti diabetic properties, anti ageing and so on. They are known for boosting our immune system in general.Adding simple varieties of mushrooms increase the quality of our health tremendously in every possible way.
Do you know that they are low in fat and aid weight loss?
They are rich in many essential fatty acids such as linoleic and oleic acids which are necessary for proper functioning of the body.Since they are high in fibre , this can be added in in everyone’s meal as to prevent weight gain.
Do you know they make their own Vitamin D?
Mushrooms are high in Vitamin D2. These mushrooms make this Vitamin D2 with the help of UV rays.Store bought mushrooms can be declined in Vitamin D due to ways of cultivation or transportation so just leave them under UV rays or sunlight for 20 -30 minutes so they can make their own Vitamin D. This can be a good source for maintaining bone density and preventing bone density loss, especially for post menstrual women.
Can cooking destroy Vitamin D?
NO. The heat do not destroy the Vitamin D but try to keep minimal the cooking time and the temperature. This is to retain other Vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.The higher the temperature or the longer we cook, this can have affect on the Nutritional value of the mushrooms.
Do you know Mushrooms are high in Protein?
100g of Button mushrooms have 56 g of protein, where else 100g of steak only has 23g of protein.Mushrooms contains more protein compare to animal proteins.The mushrooms such as enoki, shiitake have an average of 25g to 30g of protein. 100g of milk and egg has less protein value than mushrooms. Adding mushrooms in your diet can increase your protein intake.
Mushrooms are high in the antifungal property.
Who can have it?
Having mushrooms in your diet can bring a great impact on people who are having issues with candida Albicans in their gastrointestinal tract.
Mushrooms are prebiotics food that feeds the good bacteria in the gut so for the people who are having candida or gut issues, it’s a huge benefit for increasing the good bacteria and at the same time destroying the candida.
They are high in minerals such as Potassium, Phosphorus, Iodine, Geranium, and selenium.
Caution. Mushrooms are giving great benefits to our bodies. It can give a great nutritional value for our body if they are from the wild and picked by the professional forager. Cultivated mushrooms can be consumed in a moderate level.
Having Mushrooms twice a week can be a good way to increase your Vitamin D, protein and other nutritional value level in our body.
If you want to learn the Nutrition value of different type of mushrooms which is available in our market , stay tune to my website. I will be sharing every single mushroom’s nutrition value and their properties in upcoming months so we can improve our health by eating nature’s wonder food.
Have a wonderful mushroom day!