Health Benefits Of Mushrooms

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Mushrooms are a number one menu favorite that many people crave for because of their subtle flavour. Apart from nourishing your taste, mushrooms have many health benefits.

1. Prevent diabetes

Mushrooms are a low-carb food, containing high contents of water, protein, vitamins, fiber, no fat or cholesterol. Besides, they have insulin, a main factor to fight diabetes.

2. Be a natural source of vitamin D

Mushrooms are the only food source that provides vitamin D. Like us, they create vitamin D when exposed to the sun. Mushrooms treated with the sunlight lead to the production of a high content of vitamin D in their stems.

3. Support the immune

White mushrooms are known for their ability to support the immune. They boost the capacity to produce antiviral cells and repair other important cells in the body. They also stimulate to increase the cell population, repair tissues and strengthen the immune system to keep you healthier. Additionally, mushrooms are called dendritic cells that help combat with pathogens.

4. Provide antioxidants

Consuming the antioxidants can help you avoid dangerous diseases, especially cancers. People often believe that brightly coloured vegetables are a source of antioxidants. While eating too many veggies may make you get bored, enjoying mushrooms is the best alternative because they provide all essential antioxidants for your body.

5. Boost metabolism

Metabolism is one of the most important functions in the human body. A slow metabolism can cause health problems and it is one of main reasons for obesity. Vitamin B is vital in metabolism and mushrooms contain high contents of vitamins B2 and B3 that help convert foods into glucose to produce energy.

6. Reduce risk of bladder cancer

Mushrooms can reduce the risk of bladder cancer. Studies showed that a high content of selenium in mushrooms can lower the risk of blood cancer. Selenium is also very important to women because women have to face more bladder-related problems than men.

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This article was published on 2013/07/30