“Mushrooms are a fresh product recognised for their health benefits”
- Research shows that mushroom extracts reduced breast cancer growth. “Eating 100 grams, or even less, of mushrooms per day could have an effect on preventing new breast cancers”. (Dr Shiuan Chen).
- Woman who eat an average of only 10 g of mushrooms a day had 65 % lower risk of breast cancer (Zhang 2009)
- The superfood: 20 % of the RDI for six essential nutrients: riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, copper and selenium.
- Light exposed mushrooms provide your daily dose of vitamin D.
- Low in kilojoules, with high nutrient density to satisfy the appetite, good for weight loss.
- Provides good nutrition without adding fat, cholesterol or sodium to the meal.
- Has an antioxidant capacity similar to, or better than, common vegetables, including ergothioneine, an essential antioxidant available only from the diet.
- Provides bio-active compounds that appear to improve immune function and potentially lower the risk of breast and prostate cancer
Fall in love with Mushrooms, eat mushrooms and your heart will love you. National heart Week, May 5-11
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australia.
Mushrooms are a great food when it comes to heart health. Not only do they play a part in maintaining a healthy weight, but they can also help with lowering cholesterol.