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Health Benefits of Mushroom

Updated on July 16, 2015

Health Benefits Of Mushroom

Mushrooms are low in sodium, fat and are low in calories. Mushrooms are excellent source of Potassium, Copper, riboflavin, selenium, niacin. They are great addition to your healthy diet.

Below i have discussed benefits of mushrooms which will make you fall in love with this super food and if you already love mushrooms you will love them even more!

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Benefits of Ingredients in Mushrooms

 
 
Potassium
Required for building muscles, maintaining acid base balance and for controlling activity of heart.
Copper
Required for preventing premature aging, for proper growth of body,it is vital element of melanin which imparts color to skin and hair, for brain stimulation,helps in absorption of iron, plays important role in synthesis of hemoglobin, for proper functioning of thyroid gland, in production of red blood cells, helps in reducing bad cholesterol.
Riboflavin
Required for formation of red blood cells, for energy production, for healthy skin and eyes, for proper growth of organs and nervous system, for healthy fetal development, boosts metabolism, prevents anemia, boosts immunity.
Niacin
Helps increasing good cholesterol and reducing bad cholesterol,for normal functioning of brain, aids digestion, it is known to treat diabetes, helps lower high blood pressure, prevents Alzheimer's disease.
Selenium
Required for normal thyroid function,it also helps treat prostate cancer, selenium has antioxidant properties which prevents aging of skin, boosts immune system, it also increases HDL cholesterol to LDL cholesterol for healthy heart.
Vitamin D
Plays a very important role in absorption of calcium and phosphorus, prevents bone abnormalities , helps lower blood pressure, also activated vitamin D is potent inhibitor of cancer cell growth, it also stimulates pancreas to make insulin.

Benefits Of Mushroom

Below I have listed health benefits of this super-food.

1) Weight Management

Mushrooms are low in calories and contains ingredients which lower cholesterol, thus helping in proper weight management.

2) Cancer Prevention

Mushrooms contain selenium and vitamin D which helps in preventing growth of cancer cells.

3) Good source of Vitamin D

It is a very good source of vitamin D and therefore prevents bone abnormalities and osteoporosis.

4) Boosts Immunity

Potassium, copper, riboflavin, niacin etc present in mushrooms plays a very important role in boosting immunity.

5) For Hypertensive

Hypertension is high blood pressure and is associated with high sodium intake and excess body fat. Mushrooms are very low in sodium and fat and therefore prove to be an excellent source of food for people with high blood pressure.

6) Diabetes

Mushrooms have no fats, no cholesterol and very low levels of carbohydrates, it also contains natural insulin and enzyme which helps breakdown of sugar. It contains vitamin D which stimulates the formation of insulin in pancreas.

7) Anemia

Anemia is characterized by having low level of iron in blood, resulting in headache, fatigue etc. Mushrooms are very good source of iron and therefore prevents anemia and is good for people suffering form iron deficiency Anemia.

8) For skin and hair

Mushrooms contain copper, riboflavin etc which prevents aging and is essential for healthy skin and hair.

9) Alzheimer's disease

It is a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells causes memory loss. Research proves that many mushrooms help growth of new brain cells. Niacin which is present in mushrooms has such property.

10) Other benefits

Cardio Protective Property , Anti-inflammatory benefits, for good thyroid function etc.

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      Njn84 2 years ago

      very useful article ...

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      Payal N Naik 2 years ago from Mumbai

      Thank you.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      All excellent reasons to eat them. I do like mushrooms but for some reason I rarely eat them. I think I need to change that behavior on my part. :)

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      Payal N Naik 2 years ago from Mumbai

      Yes this super food is loaded with beneficial nutrients ,try adding this to your diet for its miraculous benefits.

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      sd 2 years ago

      Excellent and informative.

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      Payal N Naik 2 years ago from Mumbai

      Thank you.

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      Ozzy786 2 years ago

      Nice article. Mushrooms are also an aromatase inhibitor. They can help reduce excess estrogen in your body. Thank you for the useful information.

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      Payal N Naik 2 years ago from Mumbai

      I wasn't aware about its excess estrogen reducing property, thank you so much for the info.

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      fadiasabra 2 years ago from beirut

      very good and valuable article payal, I must admit that you make me know more benefits of mushrooms

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      Payal N Naik 2 years ago from Mumbai

      Thank you so much :)

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