So many people believe that mushrooms have no nutritional health benefit but this is not true. Mushrooms are considered by many to be a superfood. Although they are low in calories, they are loaded with a powerful nutritional punch, encompassing rich amounts of fibre, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Because of their rich nutritional profile, mushrooms are accountable for a variety of health benefits.
Some of the health benefits of consuming mushrooms include;
1. Mushrooms are surprisingly rich in vitamin D
Research has shown that so many people are suffering from deficiency of vitamin C and mushroom is a very good source of it. While the best natural source of vitamin D is good ole fashioned sunshine, mushrooms are magic for the essential nutrient. Studies have shown that mushrooms can provide anywhere from 50-100% of our daily vitamin D
2. They help fill gaps in your diet
Studies have shown that adding a serving of mushrooms can help you meet your micronutrient requirement without heightening calories, fat, or sodium.
3. They fight inflammation
Mushroom is also another important food that helps fight inflammation. Mushrooms are rich in selenium, a nutrient that has powerful antioxidant properties that help reduce inflammation.
4. They support bowel health
Good gut health is so important to overall health. Studies have also shown that there is also powerful prebiotics. Prebiotics not only help facilitate digestion and overall gut health, but they also promote a variety of other health benefits. Always consume it for a healthy bowel.
5. They may reduce your risk of being depressed
Studies have shown that mushrooms coupled with a healthy diet may help support your mental health. Studies have shown that people who eat mushrooms may have lower odds of developing depression.
6. They help support immunity
Mushrooms are also healthy for your immune system. Mushrooms are known for their wide array of bioactive, most notably their immune-enhancing beta-glucans. Always consume them especially once you start ageing.
Everyone should try and incorporate mushrooms into their diet.
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