Edible mushrooms are the fleshy and edible fruit bodies of several species of macro fungi (that is fungi which bear fruiting structures that are large enough to be picked) They grow on the ground, under the ground or on dead woods.
There are many varieties of mushrooms which include, chanterelle, white button, oysters, portobello shiitake, and the cremini.
All edible mushrooms are loaded with essential nutrients.
They contain Selenium, which is good for your bladder.
They contain Vitamin D which helps maintain healthy bones, teeth, and also have some protective effect against diseases and conditions like cancer, type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis.
The Oyster mushroom is a very good source of iron which helps metabolize protein, help in production of hemoglobin and red blood cells.
Mushrooms are very low in calories, thus help in maintaining balanced weight.
American Society of Nutrition’s study found that white button mushrooms may provide Immune Function by increasing the production of antiviral and other proteins that help protect and repair the body’s tissues.
Mushrooms contain antioxidants that help fight free radicals.
They contain the B Vitamins that are vital for turning food into energy, metabolize fats and proteins.
If you don’t like mushrooms this is the time to have a rethink. Try mushrooms in your soups and sources