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4 Top Benefits of Adding Mushrooms in Your Daily Meals

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Mushrooms are a fungus, but that hasn’t deterred humans from adding these fungi to their meals. According to the researches, average persons eat approximately 3 pounds of mushrooms in a year. There is more than one reason to include mushrooms in your daily diets. These fungi bring a savory flavor to our meals and that too without adding many calories, fat or sodium.

Health benefits of mushrooms are not limited to this. Humans are continuously conducting researches on mushrooms to uncover how mushrooms can help cure chronic diseases and improve everyday health. Things are becoming these days. You can get all these benefits of mushrooms sitting in the comfort of your homes as you can grow them at home by using mushroom growing kit. There are several health benefits of consuming mushrooms, but here in this article, we will discuss how mushrooms can benefit your health.

1. Decrease the Risk of Cancer: A review of 18 studies conducted from 1996 to 2020 proves that 18 grams of mushrooms in a day can lower the risk of cancer by 45%. Mushrooms are rich source of amino acids and anti-oxidants that helps preventing or slowing down cellular damages. Some mushroom varieties such as oyster, shiitake, king oyster are known to have very high amounts of amino acids. But according to the researchers, including any types of mushrooms into your daily diet will help you lower the risk of cancer.

2. Low Sodium: High sodium intake often results in problems like high-blood pressure. Sodium causes the body to retain excess fluid, which increase blood pressure. If you want to decrease your sodium intakes, you should consider adding mushrooms to your meal or salads. Mushrooms are known to have low-sodium levels. For example, the entire cup of white butter mushrooms has less than of 5 milligram of sodium. Mushrooms naturally add a savory flavor that reduces the need of added salt, and this is keeping your blood pressure at the moderate rate. According to a study, swapping half of the meat with mushrooms in a ground beef recipe can maintain the same flavor while reducing sodium intake 25%.

3. Protect Brain Health: Studies show that consuming mushrooms in daily meals can have great affect on your brain health. Also, some varieties of mushrooms are used to treat Alzheimer disease. So, if you want to add mushroom in your daily life to boost your mental health, you can grow them using easy to use mushroom growing kit at home. These kits are easily available in the market as well as online stores.

4. Promote Lower Cholesterol: Mushrooms are considered an excellent substitute for red meat, and due to this, a lot of calories, fats, and cholesterol is eliminated from your meals. Researches show that shiitake mushrooms have the capabilities to keep your cholesterol levels low. These mushrooms contains certain compounds that prevents the production of cholesterol, block cholesterol from being absorbed, and this helps in lowering overall amount of cholesterol in your blood.


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