Wild mushrooms are often referred to as vegetables in the food world, but technically they are not plants at all. They belong to the fungi kingdom. Although they are not vegetables, mushrooms provide several essential nutrients to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Not only are wild mushrooms great for your health, they also provide several minerals that are difficult to obtain in a vegan diet, such as selenium, potassium, copper, iron, and phosphorus.
Wild Mushrooms provide a natural source of vitamins and minerals, including:
● Vitamin D
● Vitamin C
● Vitamin B
Health Benefits of Wild Mushrooms
Adding wild mushrooms to your diet does wonder for your health. Wild mushrooms have been shown to decrease the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. They also promote a healthy complexion, increase energy, and promotes healthy weight management.
Prevents Cancer – Mushrooms are high in antioxidants. Antioxidants are chemicals which rid the body of free radicals. Free radicals are a type of chemical that can attack an individual’s body cells, often leading to cancer. Mushrooms are also high in selenium, a mineral that plays a vital role in liver enzyme function. Selenium helps detoxify some cancer-causing compounds in the body.
Diabetes – A diet high in wild mushrooms can help to manage the symptoms of diabetes. Wild African mushrooms are high fiber. Studies show that people with type 1 diabetes who have a diet rich in fiber have lower blood glucose levels and people with type 2 diabetes may have improved blood sugar, lipids and insulin levels.
Promotes Heart Health – The fiber, potassium and vitamin C found in wild mushrooms help to promote cardiovascular health. Adding wild African mushrooms to your diet, which are high in potassium and low in sodium, lowers blood pressure and decreases the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks and strokes. Potassium and sodium work together to help lower blood pressure,
Boosts Immunity – Wild mushrooms are high in selenium. Selenium improves body’s response to fight infection by stimulating the production of killer T-cells. The beta-glucan fibers found in the cell walls of wild mushrooms boost the immune system to prevent tumors and fight cancer cells.
Culinary Uses for Wild Mushrooms
Cooked – add wild mushrooms to your soup for an extra nutritional boost. Large mushrooms can be added to any meal, serving as the main dish. Grilled or baked, wild mushrooms can be used as a substitute for any meat.
Fresh/Raw – fresh wild mushrooms can be added to salads for a nutritional addition that also adds texture and flavor.
Naturalike Wild Mushrooms Leaves
At Naturalike, we source all of our wild mushrooms directly from the finest farms in Nigeria. We form close relationships with local Nigerian farmers to ensure that we are providing you with the 100% natural goodness and high quality products that we have become known to