Eat Up! 4 Health Benefits of MushroomsWritten by Ali Donahue
Last week we gave everyone who purchased a bundle a free sample of our latest dish. And the verdict is in: they loved it! So we’re super excited to officially offer the Hungarian Mushroom Soup on the menu as of this week! Mushrooms aren’t just a delicious ingredient in our latest creamy springtime entree. They’re also packed with nutrients. In fact, the health benefits of mushrooms are kind of incredible.
By including more mushrooms in your diet, you can:
1. Boost Heart Health
While mushrooms are generally cholesterol-free, they’ve also got lots of chitin and beta-glucan. These are the fibers that lower cholesterol and help boost cardiovascular health.
2. Help Fight Cancer
A study on five types of mushrooms (maitake, crimini, portobello, oyster, and white button) found they may help prevent and suppress breast cancer cell growth and reproduction.
3. Lower Blood Pressure
They’re high in vitamin B3, also known as niacin, which helps the body drive out toxic buildup and can lower blood pressure.
4. See Healthy Weight Loss
Mushrooms are a hearty (and tasty) substitute for beef. One study by John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health showed that when adults swapped ground beef for mushrooms in just one meal per day, they consumed 400 fewer calories daily, lost on average 7 pounds over the course of the study, and reduced overall body fat.
Ready to add more mushrooms to your plate?
Place your order today to get our Hungarian Mushroom Soup delivered to your door.
By Ali Brown
Ali is a nutrition and lifestyle writer and editor, with a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.
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