8 Surprising Health Benefits of Mushrooms

Mushrooms are a hidden treasure of nature: they are not fat, they are low in calories, high in nutrients, low in sodium and contain natural antioxidants!

1. They are good for the heart

A study in laboratory animals showed that fungi reduce blood cholesterol. Indeed, because they contain a type of fiber that helps lower cholesterol in the blood.

Mushrooms are also low in fat or sodium, which helps control weight and lower blood pressure. 
Finally, just like other vegetables, they help reduce the risk of heart disease.

2. Protein rich

Fungi are also an important source of protein. 
Their protein content exceeds that of most vegetables (2.1 to 3.3% against 1 to 2%).

Attention: mushrooms can not however completely replace animal proteins because they are not source of all the essential amino acids contained in them.

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