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Medicinal and Nutritional Value of Mushroom

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mushroom benefits

 

Lipids:

Mushroom contains almost no fat or lipids at all, 3%-5% of total weight. Additionally these fats are beneficial to the body that will aid in weight reduction and decrease cholesterol levels and are easy to digest.

Antitumor properties

Current research shows that some varieties of edible mushrooms contain important quantities of polysaccharides identified as antitumor agents.

Antiviral effects

The same mechanisms that stimulate the immune system fight viral and bacterial agents and can be helpful in autoimmune conditions.

Anti-inflammatory

Mushrooms have anti-inflammatory properties, research shows that some amino acids in edible mushrooms have excellent anti-fungal and antibiotic capacity.

Cholesterol

It has been demonstrated in laboratory tests that frequent consumption of mushrooms diminishes the level of fats in the blood and will help control bad cholesterol in the liver. It strengthens the heart by not allowing the heart wall to enlarge and thicken giving them preventive properties for cardiovascular diseases. They will help lower cholesterol, triglycerides, and negative fats.

Liver protector

In laboratory tests rats that were fed dehydrated mushrooms and a diet rich in fats for six months showed better outcomes at lowering cholesterol and triglycerides by 65%-80% compared to those that were not.

Anti-hypertensive effect

Besides lowering cholesterol they can decrease blood pressure, a diet rich in potassium decreases hypertension, almost all edible mushroom are rich in this mineral.

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