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Mushroom: Know the Incredible Health Benefits and Nutrients of this Fungus cum Vegetable

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia
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Nature is the sacred heaven for all the wonderful things to live with and to beat all the diseases as well. Green vegetables and fruits are the easy options to grow a healthy body and Mushroom is one of them. But it also to be noted that this fungus cum vegetable that comes with many health benefits including the cancer beating properties is as dangerous as to take away your life if you pick up the wrong variety. We have already discussed it in our earlier article, now let’s come to the health benefits that we can gather from this nature’s wonderful fungi cum vegetable. All types of edible mushrooms contain varying degrees of protein and fiber. They also contain B vitamins as well as a powerful antioxidant called selenium, which helps to support the immune system and prevent damage to cells and tissues.

Let’s know about the benefits of this amazing fungus cum vegetable.

Health Benefits of Mushroom

Contains Protein and Fiber

All types of edible mushrooms contain varying degrees of protein and fiber.

Source of B vitamins and Powerful Antioxidant

They also contain B vitamins as well as a powerful antioxidant called selenium which helps to support the immune system and prevent damage to cells and tissues. White button mushrooms are one of the few non-animal sources of vitamin D. When they are grown, whether indoor or outdoor, they are exposed to UV light which increases their concentration of vitamin D.

How does Mushroom help in Cancer?

As per the research report, certain varieties of mushrooms have been shown to have potential in protecting against cancer by protecting our cells against DNA damage but also inhibiting tumor formation. Mushrooms are high in antioxidants, just like carrots, tomatoes, green and red peppers, pumpkins, green beans, zucchini, and other whole foods. Antioxidants are chemicals that get rid of free radicals, a type of chemical that can harm a person's body cells, potentially leading to cancer.

Selenium is a mineral that is not present in most fruits and vegetables but can be found in mushrooms. It plays a role in liver enzyme function and helps detoxify some cancer-causing compounds in the body. Additionally, selenium prevents inflammation and also decreases tumor growth rates.

As per reports, vitamin D in mushrooms has also been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells by contributing to the regulation of the cell growth cycle. Placing freshly cut mushrooms in the sun significantly increases their vitamin D content.  The ‘folate’ in mushrooms plays an important role in DNA synthesis and repair, thus preventing the formation of cancer cells from mutations in the DNA.

How Does It Help in Controlling Diabetes?

As per studies, people with type 1 diabetes(not produce enough insulin) who consume high-fiber diets have lower blood glucose levels and people with type 2 diabetes (produce high insulin) may have improved blood sugar, lipids, and insulin levels. Mushroom contains all properties which may help in controlling diabetes.

Helps in Heart Health

The fiber, potassium and vitamin C content in mushrooms all contribute to cardiovascular health. Potassium and sodium work together in the body to help regulate blood pressure. Consuming mushrooms, which are high in potassium and low in sodium, helps to lower blood pressure and decrease the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases.

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Mushroom Helps to Boost Immunity

As per some science reports, selenium found in mushroom helps in improving immune response to infection by stimulating the production of killer T-cells. The beta-glucan fibers found in the cell walls of mushrooms stimulate the immune system to fight cancer cells and prevent tumors from forming.

Helps in Heart Health

The fiber, potassium and vitamin C content in mushrooms all contribute to cardiovascular health. Potassium and sodium work together in the body to help regulate blood pressure. Consuming mushrooms, which are high in potassium and low in sodium, helps to lower blood pressure and decrease the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases.

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