Did you know that mushrooms are considered as one of the superfoods?
Yes, for the reason that they contain almost all the nutrients we need to have.
Mushrooms contain low calories and they are fat-free, cholesterol-free, gluten-free. They are also very low in sodium, yet they provide important nutrients, including selenium, riboflavin, niacin, and more. They are also one of the best sources of dietary Fiber, Protein, Vitamin C, folate, Iron, Zinc and Manganese, Vitamin D, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper.
So, to sum it up, here are 5 surprising benefits you’ll get from mushrooms:
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Superb digestive capacity
Since mushrooms supply us with dietary Fiber and fungal enzymes, they support our gastrointestinal health, giving us excellent digestive capabalities.
Stabilizes Vitamin D levels
Some mushroom species are considered to be one of the best source of Vitamin D, saving you up from taking up supplements.
Better Health Condition
With the support for your digestive system, adding them to your diet could improve your nutrition too.
Better Weight Management
Being rich in protein, white button mushroom species can also be a good substitute for red meats. Thus, providing you a healthy weight support.
With all those surprising benefits you can get from consuming mushrooms, here’s a simple but powerful and healthy mushroom recipe treat for you:
Crunchy and Creamy Avocado Mushroom Soup
nutmeg powder or (ginger as substitute)
cornstarch or flour (optional)
Melt the butter in a large or medium-sized saucepan or soup pot.
Saute the minced garlic and onions.
Add the sliced mushrooms. Squeeze out the natural juice from the mushrooms by letting its color turned into a slightly dark brown.
Season with nutmeg powder, salt and white pepper.
Pour the chicken broth.
Blend the avocado slices with milk, then pour the mixture to the pot. Season again with salt and pepper according to your preference.
Stir occasionally until it simmers.
Note: Put more milk if you desire a thinner soup version. If you want a thicker version, you may also add a little cornstarch or flour.
Once it simmers, serve it in a bowl while still hot.
Pour some cream while topping it with croutons (optional: slightly toasted croutons, whichever you prefer).
Garnish with parsley.
*You may also check the video cooking instructions here.