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Are Mushrooms Good For You

by aditya abhishek

Total Consumption

The total global consumption of mushrooms in 2020 was 14.35 million tonnes. Still, many people think about whether they should eat mushrooms.

Common Myths

There are many common myths, such as mushrooms are not nutritious, all mushrooms are poisonous, all mushrooms are the same, etc. 

Species Of Mushroom

There are more than 14,000 species of mushrooms, but only 3000 species of mushrooms are considered as edible mushrooms widely.

Edible Mushroom

Out of these 3000 species, widely cultivated mushrooms are Button, Oyster, Shiitake, Enoki, Morel, Portobello, Cremini, etc. 

Health Benefits

Mushrooms are packed with potassium, fiber, protein and antioxidants. And eating them can help in keeping you healthy. 

Lower Blood Pressure

Mushrooms are rich in potassium. Therefore eating them help in reducing the negative impact of sodium on your body. 

Weight Loss

If you are suffering from obesity, then eating mushrooms along with following a healthy lifestyle can help you in reducing body fat. 

Boost Immunity

It is found that eating mushroom help stimulate macrophages in the immune system. It helps in increasing the efficiency of the immune system.

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