Mushroom and its health benefits

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Greetings hive community, I believe we all are having a nice and cool weekend. I would love to discuss about mushroom and it's health benefits. 90% of people in the world loves eating mushroom but they don't know the health benefits of it while some people don't like eating it because of one thing or the other, meanwhile, some people doesn't even know what it's, while some people their tradition forbids it.
During my days in school, I was told that mushroom is the product of fungi which grows on dead decaying matters.
Researchers made it clear that mushroom is the reproductive structure produced by some fungi, Its somewhat like the fruit of a plant.


Most people in the world today doesn't even know where to classify mushroom, some person's regard it as an ordinary plant while some see it as just an edible fruit. Actually, mushrooms are classified as vegetables, but technically they're not plants but part of the kingdom called FUNGI and also shares the same characteristics with plants. Mushrooms contains an indigestible carbohydrate called CHITIN that contributes "bulk" to our diet.


Mushrooms are low in calories, have virtually low no fat and no cholesterol and are very low in sodium. Studies proved that three ounce of raw mushrooms, about one cup provides 1 to 2 grams of protein. It also provides the B vitamins riboflavin and niacin, which are very important to our health and also important especially for people that doesn't eat meat. Most mushroom are also a good source of selenium, potassium and also reach in antioxidant which helps to prevent some diseases such as cancer, heart disease and even in pregnancy.
CANCER: The antioxidant content in mushroom may help prevent prostrate, breast, lungs and other types of Cancers, some source suggested that selenium may help prevent cancer, mushrooms also contains a small amount of vitamin D, there's some evidence that vitamin D supplementation may help prevent or treat some kinds of cancer. Another antioxidant that helps in preventing cancer is choline. Studies have suggested that consuming choline can reduce the risk of some types of cancer but also increase the risk of prostrate.
HEART DISEASE: The fiber, potassium and vitamin c in mushroom may contribute to cardiovascular health. Potassium can help regulate blood pressure and this may decrease the risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease. According to studies, they said people should consume around 4,700milligram (mg) of potassium each day.
IN PREGNANCY: Many women take folic acid or folate supplement during pregnancy to boost fetal health, but mushrooms can also provide folate. A cup of whole raw mushrooms contains 16.3 micrograms (mcg) of folate. Researchers recommend that adults should consume 400mcg of folate each day.
I believe with this little explanation, you have known what mushroom is all about and the health benefits. Thank you for stopping by to read my post, I can't wait for your comments.


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Interesting information about mushroom, especially the discussion about its classification. But are you sure "they're classified as vegetables"? They're fungi, as you said. They don't have chlorophyll so they cannot produce photosynthesis. Maybe they're vegetables in a more broad sense or because they were considered vegetables in the past.

Thanks for your comment, Truly, mushrooms don't have chlorophyll but they provide many of the same nutritional attributes of vegetables, secondly mushrooms are saprophytic in nature, meaning that they grow and feed on dead decaying matters like plant which makes them vegetarian.

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