Mushrooms are not vegetables technically, Mushrooms are fungi, a distinct kingdom from plants and animals. They have low-calorie and high-fiber count. Something that makes Mushrooms a healthy choice is their low sodium content.
In this article, we shall further discuss the multiple health-promoting effects, cancer-fighting properties of Mushroom.
Types Of Mushrooms
Popular varieties of edible Mushrooms are Cloud ear, portabella, cremini, and white button, and many more.
As per a study done in 1996, the White button and portabella mushrooms are mostly cultivated in The United States. These two types of culinary mushrooms occupy 85% of the mushroom market.
When young and unrip, they are known as white button mushrooms and are recognized by their milk-white color.
When fully matured, they are known as portabella mushrooms. Portabella mushrooms are bigger and have a dark color.
You can easily recognize a crimini mushroom, they have a light brown shade.
What’s In Mushroom?
Mushrooms have low-carb content, an ideal choice for weight loss. One cup of raw mushrooms has only 16 calories and carbohydrate content of 2.3 grams.
Another fascinating thing about Mushroom is that it is a good source of soluble fiber beta-glucan.
When it comes to the fat content in Mushrooms, as low as 0.4 gram in One cup of mushroom. Most of the fat in Mushroom is polyunsaturated fat, the best food choice for your heart.
With only 2.24-gram protein content in one cup, Mushroom covers 4-5% of your daily protein need. To balance this you must have protein-rich foods like meat, salmon, legumes, and many more.
Mushrooms are a good source of Iron, Copper, Potassium, Vitamin B3 & B5.
Health Benefits Of Mushrooms
Mushroom is rich in many antioxidant compounds, these antioxidants help to fight against harmful effects of Oxidative stress. Oxidative stress accelerates the risk of Certain cancer and heart diseases.
These antioxidants compounds are namely polyphenol, polysaccharides, vitamin C, and ergothioneine.
Glutathione in Mushroom helps to get rid of harmful substances that are alien to the human body, it acts as both an antioxidant and detoxification agent.
Vitamin C boosts your immune system by producing protective cells, which protect against cancer development.
BETTER HEART HEALTH
Beta-glucan and ergothioneine in mushrooms help to reduce the risk of many kinds of heart diseases.
Beta-glucan is a type of soluble fiber, that has the ability to form a gluey substance when digested. This gluey substance then traps triglycerides and cholesterol, preventing their absorption.
Safe Cholesterol level, safe heart.
Mushroom may help to lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, reduce cholesterol level and manage your weight issues. Polysaccharides in mushrooms may improve your body’s insulin resistance and maintain a lower blood sugar level.
IMPROVED BRAIN FUNCTION
Haveing mushrooms in your diet may restore your brain health for a longer period. It may also slow down the cognitive( conscious mental activities) decline that comes with aging.
The Polysaccharides in Mushroom is favorable for your gut bacteria. The more healthy your gut bacteria the more healthy is your gut.
Some Ideas For Mushroom Dishes
Mushrooms can be grilled, baked, roasted, sauteed, or even eaten raw. The stem and cap of the mushroom are edible.
Mushrooms can be cooked can be prepared with potatoes, or baked with other kinds of stuffing, roasted, and seafood with mushroom goes great.
You can start your day with an egg and mushroom dish or bread mushroom sandwich. I prefer oat and mushroom in the morning.
Mushrooms can be also used as ingredients to add flavor and texture to your existing meal.
A combination of grilled mushroom, cheese, herbs, soy sauce, vegetables like tomatoes, and little cabbage would make a wonderful salad, and when you have it you feel light and happy.