Have you ever truly stopped to appreciate those little fungi peeking out from your spinach salad? You should — by eating more of them!
“Although white foods are often thought to be nutrient-poor, mushrooms are an exception,” says Mitzi Dulan, RD, author of The Pinterest Diet. “They contain many minerals, like selenium, potassium, copper, iron and phosphorus, that are not often found in plant-derived foods.”
Here are six reasons why mushrooms pack a powerful punch when it comes to improving your health:
1. Mushrooms may help keep you young.
Mushrooms contain a super-high concentration of two antioxidants, ergothioneine and glutathione, according to a 2017 Penn State study. When these antioxidants are present together, they work extra-hard to protect the body from the physiological stress that causes visible signs of aging (translation: wrinkles).
Excerpted from Good Housekeeping