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7 health benefits of wildmushrooms

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Mushrooms are a fungus, but that hasn’t deterred most Americans from adding them to meals. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average American eats approximately three pounds of mushrooms a year. And now there’s even more reason to work mushrooms into your diet.

Mushrooms bring a savory flavor to meals without adding much fat, calories or sodium. But the health benefits don’t stop there. Researchers continue to uncover how mushrooms can ward off chronic disease and improve your everyday health. Read on to discover seven ways that mushrooms can benefit your health:


  • Decrease the risk of cancer. ...
  • Lower sodium intake. ...
  • Promote lower cholesterol. ...
  • Protect brain health. ...
  • Provide a source of vitamin D. ...
  • Stimulate a healthier gut. ...
  • Support a healthy immune system
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I recently started adding mushrooms to my diet because of the health benefits they offer. Mushrooms are packed with nutrients and are a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They're also low in calories, making them a great addition to any healthy diet.

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