Mushrooms are now being called the new super food. They are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Two of the antioxidants found in mushrooms include Ergothioneine and Glutathione. These antioxidants can lower your risk of Parkinson’s disease. Vitamins found in mushrooms include B vitamins and Vitamin D. Mushrooms are the only vegan food that make Vitamin D. There are also small amounts of trace minerals including Selenium and Copper in mushrooms. All varietals of mushrooms are packed with nutrients although exact quantities vary with the type.
- Mushrooms are very rich in antioxidants which prevent cancer, delay aging, and improves fertility.
- Mushrooms contain a high amount of ergothioneine, or ergo. Ergo are antioxidants that prevent and treat neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia.
- Mushrooms also contain glutathione that reduces oxidative stress. This tripeptide controls diabetes, reduces symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and fights autoimmune diseases.
“With a high concentration of powerful antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals, these flavour-packed, fleshy fungi are being hailed for their myriad nutritional benefits.”