9 Reasons to have mushrooms in this season

Oct 31, 2023

BY: Nibedita Roy

9 Reasons to have mushrooms in this season

​​9 Reasons to add mushrooms to the daily diet ​

There’s no denying that mushrooms are every vegetarian’s delight and this is due to the versatile taste and texture of these umbrella shaped fungi. Interestingly, there’s a lot more to mushrooms, which makes them a potent vegetable to consume during this season. Here are 9 reasons to include mushrooms to the daily diet.

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​​Nutrient-rich ​

Mushrooms are not just versatile in taste, but are also loaded with nutrients such as B vitamins like riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid and minerals like selenium, copper, and potassium and dietary fiber.

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​​Low in calories​

Consuming mushrooms can give your diet a healthy boost of nutrients without increasing the calorie count. This is because of their low calorie count. In fact, making them in a healthy way can help in better weight management.

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​​Antioxidant-rich​

Mushroom varieties like Shiitake and Maitake are naturally rich in antioxidants, which can help protect the cells from damage caused by the free radicals.

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​​Immunity​

Mushroom varieties like Reishi and Chaga have been used in several traditional medicines for their potential immune-boosting properties.

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​​Better heart health​

Mushrooms are naturally low in calories and sodium content, which makes them a healthy option for people with high blood pressure and also helps in improving cardiac health.

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​​Rich in protein ​

Mushrooms provide a healthy amount of protein, which makes for a healthy alternative to animal protein.

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​​Improves digestion​

Mushrooms are naturally rich in dietary fiber, which helps in boosting the metabolic rate and improves digestion and prevents constipation.

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​​Strong bones​

Mushrooms make for a healthy source of vitamin D, which is essential for calcium absorption and overall bone health. They are one of the few plant-based sources of vitamin D.

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​​Better weight loss​

Mushrooms help in better weight management, this is due to their low calories, high fiber content and antioxidant properties that help in providing satiety and help in weight loss.

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