5 a day - One 80g portion of mushrooms acts as one of your 5 a day. Health agencies recommend a minimum of 5 potions of fruit and vegetables a day to keep your body healthy from the inside out.
Water - Mushrooms contain 80-90% water and contain no fat
Low in Calories - Mushrooms have a very low calorific value making them an ideal part of a healthy diet
Rich in Potassium - Mushrooms are a good source of potassium, an essential mineral required by the body. Potassium benefits include its ability to lower raises blood pressure.
Virtually Fat & Carbohydrate Free
Mushrooms are a rich source of Riboflavin & Niacin
Rich source of the Wonder Ingredient Selenium - Selenium is an antioxidant that works with vitamin E to protect cells from the damaging effects of free radicals. Some studies show that Selenium may have significant health benefits against prostate and breast cancer.
Low GI Food - Ideal for those watching their weight as mushrooms contain all the vitamin and mineral health benefits without high carbohydrates and fats.
High in Super Antioxidants - Recent studies have shown that mushrooms contain prime natural source of the powerful antioxidant L-Ergothioneine. It has been found that just a handful of white button mushrooms have about 12 times more of the antioxidant than wheat germ and four times more than chicken liver which were previously thought to be the best sources. L-Ergothioneine scavenges free radicals and protects the body’s DNA from damage. As a result of this research, the Pennsylvania State University advocated that white mushrooms be elevated to 'superfood' status.
Source of Vitamin B & Iron
Reduce absorption of Bad Cholesterol - Mushrooms contain Statins that not only reduce the absorption of bad cholesterol from food but also help reduce its build up in the arteries.