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Is it Mushrooms good for health?

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Asked by mohd yousuf, 15 Jul '10 01:59 pm
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Mushrooms are a very healthy food and can keep a stomach full easily whilst being extremely low in fat. Each mushroom only has 6 calories, and very high dietary fibre with 0.5 gram fibre for a 20 gram size mushroom. Mushrooms contain Oligosaccharide which can increase and cultivate the number of healthy bacterias in our intestine and maintain the healthy environment for our digestion system, they help avoid constipation too. They can be used in a variety of recipes.
Answered by Janis, 15 Jul '10 02:09 pm

 
  
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Edible mushrooms are used extensively in cooking, in many cuisines (notably chinese, european, and japanese). though mushrooms are commonly thought to have little nutritional value, many species are high in fiber and provide vitamins such as thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, biotin, cobalamins, and ascorbic acid. though not normally a significant source of vitamin d, some mushrooms can become significant sources after exposure to ultraviolet light; this also darkens their skin. mushrooms are also a source of some minerals, including selenium, potassium and phosphorus. mushrooms that have psychoactive properties have long played a role in various native medicine traditions in cultures all around the world. they have been used as sacrament in rituals aimed at mental and physical healing, and to facilitate visionary states. one such ritual is the velada ceremony. a practitioner of traditional mushroom use is the shaman and curandera (priest-healer).

psilocybin mushrooms possess psychedelic ...more
Answered by Josna, 15 Jul '10 03:33 pm

 
  
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Mushrooms are valuable health food - low in calories, high in vegetable proteins, chitin, iron, zinc, fiber, essential amino acids, vitamins & minerals.Mushrooms also have a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Their legendary effects on promoting good health and vitality and increasing your body's adaptive abilities have been supported by recent studies. These studies suggest that Mushrooms are probiotic - they help our body strengthen itself and fight off illness by maintaining physiological homeostasis - restoring our bodies balance and natural resistance to disease.In the world of natural health, "medicinal" mushrooms are known as some of the most potent immune boosters and disease fighters. The terms "mushroom" and "toadstool" go back centuries and were never precisely defined, nor was there consensus on application. The term "toadstool" was often but not exclusively applied to poisonous mushrooms or to those that have the classic umbrella-like cap-and-stem form.
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Answered by iqbal ahmed, 15 Jul '10 02:22 pm

 
  
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Mushrooms are an excellent source of potassium, a mineral that helps lower elevated blood pressure and reduces the risk of stroke. One medium portabella mushroom has even more potassium than a banana or a glass of orange juice. One serving of mushrooms also provides about 20 to 40 percent of the daily value of copper, a mineral that has cardioprotective properties.

Mushrooms are a rich source of riboflavin, niacin, and selenium. Selenium is an antioxidant that works with vitamin E to protect cells from the damaging effects of free radicals. Male health professionals who consumed twice the recommended daily intake of selenium cut their risk of prostate cancer by 65 percent. In the Baltimore study on Aging, men with the lowest blood selenium levels were 4 to 5 times more likely to have prostate cancer compared to those with the highest selenium levels.

The most commonly consumed mushroom in the United States is Agaricus bisporus or the white button mushroom. A. bisporus has two oth ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 15 Jul '10 02:12 pm

 
  
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Yes
they are healthy
Answered by anil garg, 14 Aug '11 11:19 pm

 
  
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Ys sometimes if u r not suffrng from allergie by mushroom..........
Answered by pragyaneelam, 15 Jul '10 04:28 pm

 
  
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Yes , but it is not good for o +ve blood group !
Answered by Brummendra Dasar, 15 Jul '10 04:27 pm

 
  
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Yes
Answered by Subhadra Banerjee, 15 Jul '10 03:22 pm

 
  
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Apart from those who grow it agriculturally, I have seen it as a wild plant growing in wet dirt and one variety even smelling foul !
Answered by nkpathak, 15 Jul '10 02:28 pm

 
  
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Go for them only when there is dearth of green vegetable.
Answered by Om Shrivastava, 15 Jul '10 02:23 pm

 
  
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