Friday, October 30, 2009

Mushrooms Exposed

Edible Mushrooms Health PoisonousMushrooms are a type of fungi belonging to the plant kingdom and certain species of the fungi are edible. Some species are poisonous and we must stay away from them. Mushrooms emanate a unique flavor while cooking and encompass a bevy of health and medicinal benefits to mankind.

  • Mushrooms are low calorie diet and the fleshy fungi might prove to be an effective substitute for minced meat. People who want to lose weight can consider mushroom diet to lower their blood cholesterol level.

  • Mushrooms may cut down the risk of breast cancer and prostate cancer owing to the ample amount of phytochemicals present in them.

  • Mushrooms are an excellent of source of potassium which combined with low sodium content has a significant impact on regulating blood pressure and promoting cardiovascular health.

  • Mushrooms contain essential amino acids and a sundry of vital nutrients including a handful of vitamins and mineral salts.

  • Mushrooms are an important source of selenium that has anti-carcinogenic attributes and supports the perfect functioning of the thyroid gland.

  • Mushrooms can deliver a slew of antioxidants to our body like ergothioneine that has anti-aging properties.

  • Mushrooms bolster the immune system of our body offering general protection from diseases like cold, flu and other viral infections.


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