March is National Nutrition Month in honor of eating right we are taking a look at the benefits of mushrooms.
I am a huge fan of mushrooms. Take some of my favorite recipes for example, Rice Vegetable Recipe, chicken cacciatore, homemade pizza. Mushrooms quite often have a place on the dinner table. I am such a fan of mushrooms that I eat them uncooked in salads, or as a snack on their own. My kids not so much, I have learned that adding them into dishes is a sure fire way to get mushrooms into their meals.
The benefits of Mushrooms?
The amount of benefits of mushrooms alone is enough that I add them into my daily routine. Check out some of the nutritional benefits
Vitamin D – Yes that vitamin you score from being outside can be found in mushrooms. Vitamin D builds and maintains strong bones by helping the body absorb calcium.
Niacin – Working on that beautiful skin? Niacin does just that as well as work to help you digestive and nervous systems function the way they should.
Selenium – Found in Mushrooms selenium protects your cells from damage that could lead to life threatening illnesses ( heart disease, certain cancers, for example). Looking for a boost in fertility in men? Selenium has been found to improve that. Mushrooms are among the richest sources of selenium among fruits and vegetables.
Potassium – Are you getting enough of it? This is important in controlling the fluid and mineral balance of your blood pressure. It also part of what makes your nerves, muscles and heart, function properly.
And that’s not it. Mushrooms also contain Ergothioneine, Copper and Beta-glucans. Which all have nutrient benefits.
How to incorporate mushrooms
The great thing about Mushrooms is they are perfect for at anytime of the day.
Breakfast – Mix with eggs in the morning to make a hearty omelet.
Lunch – Need a lighter meal but hate the thought of giving up the meat. Mushrooms make the perfect alternative to giving you a fuller meal without the heaviness. Use mushrooms as the main course. Switch out the meat patty of a burger for mushroom burger.
Appetizers – Stuff mushrooms with cheese and a few herbs for a tasty treat. Add slices atop bruschetta, tomato and mozzarella
Dinner Add grilled mushrooms as a side or on top of your favorite piece of meat.
Need some recipe inspiration? Check out the Mushroom Channel for inspiring recipes and everything mushrooms.
Mushroom Council Twitter Party
What: Everything mushrooms, from their versatile nature to their flavorful umami qualities.
When: Wednesday, March 20th 8-9 PM EST.
So why mushrooms?
Mushrooms are always in season. A natural source of vitamins D and B and a rich source of antioxidants to boost your immune system. Mushrooms also serve as a great versatile option to making all sorts of tasty meals. The benefits of mushrooms are endless.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Resourceful Mommy Media and the Mushroom Council. All thoughts expressed are my own and may not represent those of others. Benefits of Mushrooms