What nutrients mushrooms have and how they help your body

Mushrooms are low-calorie, high-fiber, and versatile.  They give delicious flavour yet are low in salt, making them healthy.

One cup (70g) of mushrooms has 15 calories, 2.2g protein, 2.3g carbs, and 0.2g fat. Copper, B vitamins, potassium, and iron are in mushrooms.

Medicinal mushrooms and fungi have 126 health benefits. Mushrooms may boost health, prevent or manage diseases, according to ongoing research.

Cell-damage fighter

Antioxidants counteract oxidative stress and inflammation, which cause ageing and chronic diseases. 

Brain-boosting

Consuming mushrooms may delay cognitive loss with age, according to antioxidant research and a separate study of almost 600 seniors.

Strengthens bones

UV radiation is used to boost vitamin D levels in some store-bought mushrooms. These vitamin D-rich mushrooms are treated. Bone health depends on vitamin D.

Lowers Diabetes RiskMushrooms are a good source of fiber. Consuming dietary fiber has many health benefits, including a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.

Cuts down on depression

Researchers looked at the results of the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and found that people who ate mushrooms were less likely to be depressed.

Allergies

Mushroom allergies are rare, but they have been heard of. If you are allergic to moulds, you might have a cross-reaction.

Peak season for fresh mushrooms in the US is April to June. Seasonally, summer and fall, wild mushrooms are available. Always available are dried and tinned mushrooms.

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