Mushrooms, in general, have some very important properties beneficial for health, but recent research has particularly emphasized their anti-inflammatory activity, effects on the immune system, as well as anticancer properties.
An excellent source of B vitamins and some important minerals
Approximately 90 g of mushrooms contains 25% of the recommended daily dose of vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B5, and , selenium and copper. In addition, contain many nutrients which are not yet determined the recommended daily dose. Thanks to them, encourage the work of white blood cells, which are an important part of the immune system.
They contain vitamin B12
Yes, although it was long believed, and some now believe that the plants do not contain vitamin B12 but vitamin B12 develops on the surface of the mushrooms and that it produced by bacteria. Although this is a relatively small amount, only 3% of the recommended daily intake, this is refuted by the incorrect scientific belief that plants can contain vitamin B 12 .
They contain antioxidants that reduce inflammation
Mushrooms generally have an anti-inflammatory effect. Today it is known that the basis of many diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, cancer, and diseases cardiovascular the low intensity of inflammation, or inflammation at the cellular level.
The amino acid ergothioneine that mushrooms contain, combined with selenium, manganese and zinc create the anti-inflammatory effect. In addition, all of these components together prevent oxidation of cholesterol, which helps protect blood vessels.
The nutritional value of mushrooms is large, extremely rich in protein, which has as many as 45% of the dry mushrooms. These forest fruits contain all the essential amino acids and are rich in vitamins and, above all, groups A, B, C, K, beta-carotene and ergosterol. They are rich and vegetable fats, proteins, minerals – phosphorus, sodium and potassium, magnesium, in small quantities in iron and calcium. Medicinal mushrooms rich in nutrients, ideal for diet, because they contain 95% water, and are extremely low in calories. Depending on the type, 100 grams of mushroom has an energy value of from 18 to 26 ,which is, for example, from 10 to 20 times less than or candy Alcoholic beverages and three times less than the vegetables and fruits.
Scientific research shows that mushrooms (some less, some more) have the ability to kill the culture of cells of prostate cancer and breast cancer. The extract of mushrooms and main fatty acids containing an anticancer activity .
Recommended for diabetics. Mushrooms have a beneficial effect on blood sugar levels and are therefore recommended for those who are trying to keep him under control.