Most individuals tend to think about mushrooms as much more than a topping or appetizer, but mushrooms have some unbelievable health benefits. Technically mushrooms fall under the category of vegetable, even though they're a fungus. Know your mushrooms, for they aren't all valuable, and some are downright deadly. I stick to those found in my grocer, but if you're adventurous there are likely dozens of types growing near you.
First off, mushrooms are low in cholesterol, sodium, calories and fat, and they provide a few basic nourishment. Those facts aren't that exciting, but mushrooms have some remarkable disease-prevention qualities. 1 cup of sliced white mushrooms (the typical kind that you get in the grocer) has only 15 calories and 2.3 g of carbs (in a 2:1 ratio of sugar to fiber), as well as 2.2 g of protein.
They contain some minerals which aren't found in many foods, such as copper, iron, potassium, selenium, and phosphorous. Mushrooms include beta-glucans, which are a kind of fiber found in the cell membranes of several kinds of mushroom. It offers benefits to insulin resistance and blood glucose levels, and it boosts immunity and reduces the risk of obesity by curbing the appetite. Mushrooms have the identical anti-oxidant levels that you see in tomatoes, carrots, peppers and squash. This is most likely because of a combination of things.