I am on a real health kick lately as I am trying to incorporate as much organic fruit and vegetables into my diet. I’ve been trying to think of vegetables that I can incorporate into my meals which are healthy, provide me with good nutrition by giving me the the vitamins and minerals that I need but are also low in calories as I am trying to get down to my desired weight.
I have decided to eat mushrooms as I can incorporate them into a lot of meals. Mushrooms are so versatile as you can add them to salads, steak dishes (mushroom sauce), risotto dishes or just have them as as a side dish. If you like mushrooms, you should consider buying them and adding them to you diet due to the following reasons:
- Mushrooms are abundant of essential vitamins and minerals such as B group vitamins being Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), Biotin, Pantothenic Acid and Folate;
- Because of the abundance of B vitamins, mushrooms are distinctly different to the nutrients in all other vegetables providing great variety in our diet;
- Research also suggests that mushrooms contain Vitamin D, which keeps our bones strong and fights disease;
- Mushrooms are SUPER LOW in calories which means that you can eat a lot of them guilt free 🙂
Check out their nutritional content (source: wikipedia.org)
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Posted on February 6, 2012, in Food & Diet, Health and tagged B vitamins, Biotin, essential vitamins and minerals, fight disease, Folate, low in calories, Niacin (B3), nutritional, Pantothenic, Riboflavin (B2), strong bones, vitamin d. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.