Health Benefits of Mushroom

A mushroom is the fleshy fruiting body of a fungus that typically grows above ground level on soil or on its food source. The White Button Mushroom is the most popularly and widely grown mushroom for edible uses. Mushrooms are commonly used in soups, salads, sandwiches, stews and appetizers. In the US, mushroom extracts are increasingly being used in nutraceutical products and sports drinks.

  • Mushrooms help heal ulcers and ulcerous wounds and protect them from infections.
  • Mushrooms contain about 80 to 90 percent water, and are very low in calories. Hence, they are an ideal food for persons following a weight management program or a diet for hypertension.
  • A good combination of vitamins A, B-Complex and C, found in mushrooms also strengthens immune system.
  • Mushrooms help boost the immune system.
  • They are good for cardiovascular health
  • The help in checking cholesterol levels because of the fiber, certain enzymes and high lean protein content.
  • They lower the risk of cancer and help in the treatment of cancer.
  • Mushrooms are probiotic, they help restore our bodies balance and natural resistance to disease.
  • Mushroom has analgesic, anti-inflammatory properties.
  • They are effective in preventing cancer due to presence of certain anti-cancer properties.
  • It helps lower blood pressure.
  • Mushrooms contain natural insulin and enzymes which help in breaking down certain compounds which help proper functioning of liver, pancreas and the other endocrinal glands, thereby promoting formation of insulin and its proper flow.
  • Mushroom is rich in several anti-oxidants (Selenium, Uric acid & Vitamin A, E, & C) as well as Vitamin D.
  • They are rich in calcium, iron, potassium, copper, and selenium which are very good for health of bones, teeth, nails, hair and as an anti oxidant.
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