Why You Need to Eat More Mushrooms | By someone who doesn’t really like Mushrooms

Written by the_chelf@yahoo.gr

Did You know?

Mushrooms are neither  fruit nor  vegetables. Technically mushrooms aren’t even plants. They are a special type of fungus.

Now shake that thought off and focus on the good:

Sunshine in a Βite | Vitamin D

Just like you and me, mushrooms have the wonderous ability to create Vitamin D when exposed to the sun. They transform the ultraviolet light from the sun into the vitamin and continue to do so even after they have been harvested.  Studies suggest that mushrooms can offer as much Vitamin D as your beloved supplements but it is recommended to leave them out to soak up some sunshine (unwrapped) for 30 minutes before consuming. Keep in mind that you can eat them raw but cooking has no effect on the vitamin levels Such an easy going fungus.

They are so Heavy Metal | Vegan Iron

If you’ve been diagnosed with iron deficiency, a.k.a anemia or if you are looking for vegan iron rich sources to add to your daily diet,here you go! You’ll get 0.5 mg of iron in every 100 grams of white mushrooms.

Rag & Bones | Magnesium

Magnesium keeps your bones strong. It assures the strength and firmness of your sceleton and makes your teeth harder by helping with the absorption and metabolism of calcium.

Bloody Heroes | Potassium

They are rich in Potassium, which helps to regulate your body fluids and helps to control blood pressure. In fact, most mushrooms contain more potassium than a banana! Who knew?

Brought to you by a vegan who doesn’t even like mushrooms!







Comments: 26

  1. blair villanueva says:

    i love eating mushroom because of its unique taste and gives flavour to the cuisine. And also gaining those benefits stated.

    Is eating truffles also counts?

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      haha yes I’m pretty sure it does!

  2. Beth says:

    I wasn’t aware of all the good benefits of mushrooms! I didn’t know that they contains all these good ingredients! Thanks for shedding light.

    Beth || http://www.TheStyleBouquet.com

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      thanks for stopping by!

  3. I wish I could, but I do not like mushrooms. I’ve tried them in various ways, but they just aren’t for me!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      I got used to them, but yeah I do get it 🙂

  4. Oh my gosh! I love mushrooms. There’s a wonderful earthy flavour to them and a great texture that makes them a great alternative to meat some days if you don’t feel like using meat for dinner.


    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      it’s the texture I cannot stand but I eat them anyways! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Awwww! Well I’m not a vegan but I do understand needing to get your vitamins wherever you can get them. I always loved mushrooms though. They do have a particular taste though which you cannot get rid of, cooking or otherwise. Good article.

    David || http://singledadsguidetolife.wordpress.com

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      thanks for the feedback!

  6. Shane Prather says:

    I love mushrooms on my pizza and in soups. I had no idea the countless health benefits!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      I quite enjoy a mushroom soup as well!

  7. Jen says:

    I have never been a big fan of mushrooms but I like all the amazing nutrition in them. I’m finding that I’m starting to enjoy them!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      same here

  8. I don’t understand people who don’t like mushrooms. They’re just little sponges for other flavors! So easy to make, too.

    For those who want a quick recipe with your normal mushrooms (Champignons or Pilze here in Germany). Get a stainless steel pan (or a nice non-stick heated up with medium to medium high heat.
    Cut up the mushrooms into halves (or bite-size bits, depending on your ‘shrooms).
    Cook them in the pan with a splash of olive oil, salt, freshly ground pepper, crushed garlic (garlic powder works great here, actually), fresh lemon juice. SO EASY. SO GOOD.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      it’s not the taste, it’s the texture but yeah, it’s so worth it 🙂 thanks for stopping by!

  9. Jyo says:

    I had no idea that mushrooms were neither a fruit a vegetable till I read this (embarrased to admit I thought they were veggies!) I too am not a huge mushroom fan… but have found Enoki mushrooms and beech mushrooms to be delicious (vs. portebello which I for the life of me..just.cant’.take.)

  10. I love mushrooms however, I never know about the healthy nutrients we can get about this. I don’t even know that it’s neither a fruit nor a vegetable. I just know I love to eat them as part of the main dish.

  11. I love mushrooms.The taste ,texture everything.Seriously its very nutritious and tasty.Perfect combo.Glad you are spreading awareness

  12. Milica says:

    I love mushrooms, especially shitake. I am so glad they are so nutritious too.

  13. Got some in the fridge for this baked spaghetti chicken I am making this week. Mushrooms can do no wrong in my mind lol

  14. I love eating mushrooms but I didn’t know they had magnesium! I feel like I learned something new! Thanks for sharing with us the benefits!


    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Thanks for stopping by!

  15. I don’t like mushrooms but glad to read about its benefits! I’ll try to develop its flavor, though it would be very hard for me!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      I feel ya

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