Make Room For Mushrooms

From Medical News Today  |  By Megan Ware RDN LD

What’s not to like about mushrooms? They add a savory, meaty bump to nearly any dish for very few calories. While they are classified as vegetables, they are not technically plants. Rather, they belong to the fungi realm, but still pack a hefty nutritional punch that can help protect you from a wide range of diseases and health conditions including cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.

That’s because mushrooms contain high levels of phytochemicals, antioxidants and beta-glucan (a fiber), all of which help reduce inflammation, which adds to their disease-fighting properties. Mushrooms even help your complexion and hair and energy levels.

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