For many years mushrooms are celebrated as a potent source of nutrients. Although I have been eating them from quite long, still I never realized just how beneficial they can be for our health. I realized their advantages recently while reading a post about them in a magazine. And then when I researched a little more, I withdrew from what I found!
Mushrooms, which are often grouped with veggies, are one of the finest sources of nutrients in the world. They’re also one of the best combinations of several medicines for preventing severe diseases. In this article I will share some of the least told benefits with you:
Mushrooms are the only plant based source of Vitamin D: That’s correct! All other sources like egg, milk, oily fish as well as the non edible supply of sunlight are not plant based sources of Vitamin D. In fact, if we depart sunlight then we can not get enough Vitamin D from any of these sources because it is found in less quantity. So for completing that requirement of vitamin D mushrooms can become a good source.
They’re great source of B Vitamins: The listing of vitamins which are found in Mushrooms does not end with Vitamin D only. These vitamins play an important role for our nervous system.
They also provide a whole lot of minerals: Together with vitamins several kinds of minerals are also found in mushrooms. These include Selenium, Ergothioneine, Copper and Potassium. Selenium is known as an antioxidant that protects our body from acute heath risks like heart diseases, cancers and other diseases that come with aging. Ergothioneine helps in protecting the cells of the body. Copper is something that produces more red blood cells while Potassium helps in controlling the blood pressure by maintaining a balance of minerals and fluids. We may get the first few minerals mentioned here from several other sources, but Potassium is something that most individuals don’t get enough. So for filling that deficiency mushrooms can help.
They also improve our immunity system: Long chain polysaccharides found in mushrooms help in improving our immunity system, which in turn helps us in preventing diseases.