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When ground beef was swapped out for mushrooms in lasagna, sloppy joes and chili, adults consumed 400 fewer calories per day. Just don’t sabotage this fringe benefit by preparing mushrooms with loads of butter. Instead, toss them into a nonstick pan that’s been lightly sprayed with oil, then sauté on low heat until they soften.
Increase your metabolism
Vitamin B are vital for turning food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose), which the body burns to produce energy. They also help the body metabolize fats and protein. Mushrooms contain loads of vitamin B2 and vitamin B3.
Eat your antioxidants
When it comes to antioxidants, the substances that help fight free radicals that are the result of oxidation in our body, we’re more likely to think of colourful vegetables than neutral-hued mushrooms. Measure of a food’s total antioxidants, of crimini and portobello mushrooms were about the same as for red peppers.
Boost your immune system
White button mushrooms may promote immune system by increasing the production of antiviral and other proteins that are released by cells while they are trying to protect and repair the body’s tissues. According to some reliable resources, this may help enhance the body’s immunity leading to better defence systems against invading microbes.
Safeguard Against Cancer
Mushrooms are rich in disease-fighting phytochemicals, and eating them regularly has been linked to a lower risk of cancer.