For most diets in America, common vegetables include broccoli and brussel sprouts with the occasional carrot. While there are a large number of native vegetables in the Americas, mushrooms are less commonly consumed; or at the very least there is less of a stereotype about consuming them here. In any case, eating mushrooms is a healthy part of any diet and most people could go with eating more of them.
There are many different reasons to start eating more mushrooms if you do not already. Here are 4 of the main ones:
- Mushrooms are unique – as a fungus, mushrooms are filled with unique minerals and vitamins you may not find in other vegetables (at least not in the same quantities). This means that you’ll get a wide variety of great nutrition from mushrooms where you otherwise might not.
- Mushrooms are immune boosters – although your average mushroom might not be an immune booster, you can eat reish or chaga mushroom and see some tremendous benefits from these things. Most of the time, the immune boosting properties of mushrooms are the best natural resources you are going to find.
- Mushrooms are flavor enhancers – pretty much any flavor you add, mushrooms will give it enhancement. You might find that there are a lot of different flavors that go well with mushrooms and that’s because it has a neutral but positive flavor profile.
- They taste great – of course, the final reason to eat mushrooms is because they are delicious. Whether you eat them by themselves off the grill or just saute them for a short while, you’ll quickly find how awesome of a food they really are. Cook them with just about any meat and you’ll find they balance them out very well.