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5 Amazing Reasons to Add Mushrooms to Your Daily Meals

5 Amazing Reasons to Add Mushrooms to Your Daily Meals.

Spongy and famous for their meat-like texture, mushrooms are edible fungi that hold a prominent place in our meals. Once considered to be an exotic ingredient, today, they are easily available and used in most dishes like soups, salads,s or stir-fries. There are various types of mushrooms that can be eaten and enjoyed like the common button mushrooms, the healthy shiitake, oyster mushrooms, or the popular Kashmiri guchchi.

The Many Health Benefits of Mushrooms.

1. Checks Cholesterol Levels

Mushrooms are full of lean proteins and have negligible fat or cholesterol. They are a great source of chitin and beta-glucan that are fibers that keep a check on your cholesterol levels. The high protein content helps burn excess cholesterol and fat in the body. It helps reduce the chances of some cardiovascular diseases like heart attack, stroke, and atherosclerosis.




2. Maintains Bone Health

Mushrooms contain abundant calcium which is an essential nutrient to maintain strong bones. Consuming mushrooms regularly can help reduce the chances of developing bone-related conditions including osteoporosis, joint pain, and other disorders related to bone degeneration.



3. Boosts the Immune system

out of the many antioxidants present in mushrooms, ergothioneine is an antioxidant that is effective in protecting your body from any free radicals. Mushrooms also contain natural antibiotic and anti-fungal properties that help you get rid of various infections. The presence of vitamin A, vitamin B-Complex, and vitamin C also helps in strengthening the immune system.




4. Good for Diabetics

According to Doctors, "Mushroom is a great source of chromium which helps maintain blood sugar levels, further keeping a check on insulin, and thus it is a superfood for diabetics." They are also low on carbohydrates and fats.




5. Helps in Weight Loss

Mushrooms contain a lot amount of fiber that helps in improving digestion and keeps the metabolism in check. Mushroom does not contain any fat or carbohydrates which means that you can easily include it in your diet plan. 




Not many people may like a mushroom but given these health benefits, you might want to reconsider your opinion. Some of the wild mushrooms can be extremely dangerous for health. Check for allergies or any other health condition or refer to the doctor before consuming them. 


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