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What are the Health Benefits of Mushrooms?

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Asked by jafar, 21 Feb '13 08:00 pm
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They help to control diabetes, cholestrol level, breast & prostate cancer. Also help in weight loss, to build immunity.
Answered by Shikha Aggarwal, 21 Feb '13 08:08 pm

 
  
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Mushroom is said to be anti carcinogenic and ldl cholesterol lowering agent.
Answered by drdinesh sharma, 22 Feb '13 12:00 am

 
  
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Weight loss, prostate cancer, reduce cholesterol, help diabetes, asthma and certain allergies by enhancing the immune system and boosting its healing capabilities and they are also high in vitamin C, D and potassium
Answered by Annes, 21 Feb '13 10:20 pm

 
  
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The health benefits of mushroom include the following:

Cholesterol Levels: Mushrooms themselves provide you with lean proteins as they have zero cholesterol, fats and very low carbohydrates. The fiber and certain enzymes in them also help lower cholesterol level. Moreover, the high lean protein content in mushrooms helps burn cholesterol when they are digested.

Breast Cancer & Prostrate Cancer: Mushrooms are very effective in preventing cancer of breast and prostrate due to presence of Beta-Glucans and conjugated Linoleic Acid having anti carcinogenic effects. Out of these two, linoleic acid is particularly helpful in suppressing effects of estrogen. This estrogen is the prime reason for breast cancer in women after menopause. The Beta-Glucans, on the other hand, inhibit growth of cancerous cells in cases of prostrate cancer. Selenium in mushrooms is very effective in inhibiting cancerous cells.


Diabetes: Mushrooms can be an ideal low energy diet for diabetics. They have no ...more
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 22 Feb '13 02:57 pm

 
  
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Mushrooms are low in carbohydrates, calories and sodium and are cholesterol and fat free! They are high in riboflavin and contain as much fiber as 1 medium tomato. They are also a good source of niacin, pantothenate and copper.
The Healing Mushroom , Shiitake provides noteworthy benefits for ulcers, high or low blood pressure, liver problems, allergies and autoimmune diseases. A 1980 study found that a virus in shiitake mushrooms could produce interferon, effective in treating cancer.
Answered by Rocking Raaj, 21 Feb '13 08:09 pm

 
  
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