Build those bones and strengthen your immune system with mushrooms? Yep! This fungus is a good source of vitamin D, which bolsters bone and immune health. The most popular and commonly found mushroom is the crimini mushroom, which is an excellent source of zinc, known for boosting immunity.
The potassium in mushrooms lowers blood pressure while their antioxidants possess anti-inflammatory properties. Tasty with a meaty texture, mushrooms provide fiber and protein along with selenium, copper, thiamin, magnesium and phosphorus all of which help reduce the risks of Alzheimer’s, heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
You’re in the wrong place if you’re looking for “magic” mushrooms for psychedelic experiences, but in the kitchen, add mushrooms to salads, mixed vegetables, soups, pasta or as a dish all on their own.