Why eating mushrooms is good for your health

Very nupep shrooms low in calories, Paris mushrooms, porcini mushrooms, oyster mushrooms .Satisfy without making you fat.

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LAURENCE PLUMEY. Mushrooms are very low calorie foods: 20 to 30 kcal per approximately 100 g. They contain a lot of water, few proteins, carbohydrates and lipids, but a large amount of fiber which contributes to good intestinal transit and the feeling of satiety.

  • They therefore satiate without making you fat! They are also a good source of folic acid, a vitamin (B9) which plays an important role in the formation of red blood cells and the balance of the nervous system. 
  • In addition, they provide minerals, especially potassium (300 to 500 mg / 100 g) which participates in the regulation of blood pressure and muscle contractions. 
  • The consumption of mushrooms has no medical contraindications, except in cases of renal failure.:
  • You should only eat mushrooms of which you are 100% sure because hundreds of serious poisonings are recorded each year in France.

Which varieties to favor?

Each has a slightly different nutritional profile. Chanterelles and oyster mushrooms are among the mushrooms with the best are distinguished by their richness in folic acid, while morels are the richest in fiber.

Some varieties – including shiitake, maitake, kawaratake and oyster mushrooms – also contain lentinan, a compound whose anti-cancer properties have been proven by numerous scientific studies. In Japan, many doctors recommend consuming them in high doses alongside chemotherapy.

How best to cook them?

In a salad for button mushrooms , in an omelette, sautéed in a pan with a little garlic and parsley, in soup… The possibilities are endless. Cultivated mushrooms should not be overcooked to preserve their micronutrient content. It is therefore better to just sear them to make them release their water and add them to a recipe at the end of cooking. 

On the other hand, it is preferable to cook wild mushrooms more since they can be infested with parasites, such as the fox tapeworm for example.