M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics
Mushrooms come in various forms and variety. They are hailed as superfoods due to their numerous health benefits.
Mushrooms possess anti-inflammatory properties and may help boost immune health.
Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent worldwide. Shitake mushrooms are considered a good plant-based vitamin D source.
Mushrooms contain beta-glucan, which acts as a prebiotic dietary fiber and may promote good digestive health.
Studies support that potassium, dietary fiber, and enzymes present in mushrooms may support healthy heart functioning and reduce disease risk.
People with diabetes can easily include mushrooms in their diet. The soluble fiber present in mushrooms may help maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Mushrooms contain an antioxidant - ergothioneine, which has been shown to boost brain health and fight oxidative stress.
The low-calorie and high-fiber content of mushrooms make them a superb weight-loss food.