People in almost every ancient civilisation in the world used Mushrooms for their healing properties. Ancient Egyptians called them the plant of immortality. However, nowadays people are unaware about the benefits of Mushrooms and avoid them.
Here are a few reasons why Mushrooms are so good for you:
Low in calories and great sources of fibre and protein. They contain B vitamins, selenium, potassium, copper. Dried Mushrooms also contain vitamin D. Even though they are white in colour, Mushrooms are packed with antioxidants like other colourful fruits and vegetables.
Mushrooms are anti-inflammatory, and are able to alter gut bacteria for the better. They also help prevent respiratory infections and boost the immune system. In addition, mushrooms are good for anaemia, diabetes, lowering cholesterol, boosting production of vitamin D and helping with bladder issues.
Mushrooms are Prebiotics, so they nourish the good bacteria in the gut. They balance the microbiomes beneficial bacteria and help improve digestion.
It is a well known and documented fact that Mushrooms have cancer fighting powers. They contain a class of proteins called lectins, which are able to bind to abnormal cells and cancer cells and label the cells for destruction by our immune system.
Mushrooms are good for our planet. Research shows that Mushrooms can potentially solve our planet’s problems by absorbing farm pollution, creating rich environments for farms and new forests, and becoming a sustainable source of fuel in the future.
All in all, a real superfood!