This food is low in calories , fat and is also cholesterol-free. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, complete protein and fibre. Further unlike many vegetables most of its nutrients remain stable even after getting cooked. They are low in sodium and they contain good amounts of water. They have low glycemic index and are good source of potassium. They are high in zinc too. They are probiotic and strengthens the natural resistance of the body to various diseases. They are also rich in Vitamin B2 and Vitamin B3. They also have antioxidant properties.
Mushrooms are ant carcinogenic and help prevent cancer of breast and Prostate
Further a new study has revealed that replacing meat by mushrooms can help in reducing weight and overall body fat. A one-year trial was conducted on white button mushrooms and by researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US. They recruited 73 adults, mostly women in their forties. The researchers found that subjects who ate one. cup i.e 128 mg of mushrooms per day in place of meat lost on an average seven pounds i.e. about three kilos while showing improvement in body consumption as compared to subjects who ate their standard diets. Further those who can not avoid meat, scientist are working so that mushrooms can produce meaty flavors in food.
Further since Mushrooms have neither calories and sugar they are recommended for diabetes