Typical of the autumn table, they are rich in fiber and antioxidants
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Belonging to the kingdom of fungi, mushrooms are characterized by numerous benefits. Introducing them into the diet can prove useful for improving intestinal efficiency. In addition, a diet with mushrooms is an important point of reference when eating with a view to fighting aging.
Getting to the heart of their nutritional profile, it is worth mentioning the presence of vitamin A, an antioxidant and marvelous for the beauty of the skin and the efficiency of sight. Also noteworthy is the content of B vitamins – in particular vitamins B1, B2 and B6 – nutrients whose contribution is crucial for the efficiency of metabolism.
As specified by the experts of the Humanitas group, mushrooms are also rich in fiber. The already mentioned beneficial properties relating to intestinal efficiency are due to the presence of these nutrients.
The reasons why mushrooms – obviously we are talking about edible ones – are good for health certainly do not end here! In fact, the mineral content with antioxidant efficacy is also to be called into question. We are talking in particular of manganese and selenium, excellent allies in the fight against free radicals and, consequently, essential for preventing premature aging.
Among the other minerals that we can find in mushrooms are also calcium and phosphorus, which are essential for the well-being of bones and teeth. How not to mention potassium, whose contribution helps to improve blood pressure regularity (with concrete benefits for heart health, given that hypertension is one of the main risk factors in this regard)?
There is no denying it: a diet with mushrooms, perfect for the autumn weather, is truly a special gift for your health. Continuing with the list of benefits, it is also worth mentioning the content of vitamin D, which is also essential for bone health.
Mushrooms, which depending on the macronutrients they contain can be included in the category of raw champignons, raw pleurotes or raw porcini, are also known for the presence of vitamin C, another marvelous antioxidant.
We conclude by pointing out that, due to the mycosin content, their digestion may not be very easy. To be consumed only with clear information on their safety – for this reason it is good to avoid picking them yourself if you have no experience – mushrooms should be introduced into the diet only after asking the doctor for advice.