Oyster mushrooms are a very popular vegetable in Asia and are becoming more popular around the world as they are highly regarded for their nutrition.
Low in calories and fat, they are a good all-around consumable containing anti-oxidants, iron, protein, niacin, and are one of the few plant sources of vitamin D. They also contain magnesium, zinc, copper, potassium, folate, selenium, phosphours, vitamin C, betaine, beta carotene and riboflavin.
Get rid of bad cholesterol
The oyster mushroom may be useful for cutting triglycerides – a type of fat in the bloodstream – and bad cholesterol in the body.
Calories are saved for the sake of energy when needed but if not required they can turn into plaque and spell trouble for the arteries.
Oyster mushrooms may also help the fight against cancer. The results of the study in International Journal of Oncology in 2008 showed that the oyster mushroom extract can suppress the growth of colon cancer cells and breast cancer cells.
Jedinak, A., & Jedinak, A. (2008). Pleurotus ostreatus inhibits proliferation of human breast and colon cancer cells through p53-dependent as well as p53-independent pathway. International Journal of Oncology, 33, 1307-1313. https://doi.org/10.3892/ijo_00000122
Jedinak, A., Sliva, D.”Pleurotus ostreatus inhibits proliferation of human breast and colon cancer cells through p53-dependent as well as p53-independent pathway”. International Journal of Oncology 33.6 (2008): 1307-1313.
Jedinak, A., Sliva, D.”Pleurotus ostreatus inhibits proliferation of human breast and colon cancer cells through p53-dependent as well as p53-independent pathway”. International Journal of Oncology 33, no. 6 (2008): 1307-1313. https://doi.org/10.3892/ijo_00000122
Boost the immune system
Oyster mushrooms contain a number of anti-biotic and amino acids. Anti-biotics are super-efficient and can attack the nests of bacteria in the body as well as viruses and parasites.
Consuming mushrooms may be one way to boost immunity and help remove parasites from the body.
Anemia or lack of red blood cells can be a problem with varying impacts. It is usually present in someone who may be lacking in iron and folate. Adding oyster mushrooms to your meal can boost iron and folate.
Controlling blood pressure
If you have high or irregular blood pressure, oyster mushrooms can potentially help stabilise it thanks to the rich content of potassium.
Mushrooms contain 14% of your daily requirement of fibre and can potentially help with keeping you regular.
Hyperacidity is a problem associated with excess stomach acid. Oyster mushrooms produce alkaline residue when they are metabolised by the body potentially helping to balance the acidity of the stomach.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Therapeutic Goods of Australia. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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