Are Mushrooms Nutritious?

by | Oct 5, 2022


I know a lot of people who don’t like mushrooms. I get it. The idea of eating a fungus does seem weird. Yet humans have been eating mushrooms for thousands of years.

Fruits and vegetables are obviously good for you, but how about mushrooms? Does eating a fungus have health benefits?


Health benefits of mushrooms include:

  • They are low in calories and fat. Yet, given their fiber content can be filling.
  • Mushrooms are a good source of B vitamins, Phosphorous, Vitamin D, Selenium, Copper, and Potassium.
  • Studies suggest that regular consumption of mushrooms can decrease cancer risk by as much as 45%.
  • Mushrooms support healthy gut bacteria, which can improve overall health and support a healthy immune system.
  • They may protect brain health. This study found eating mushrooms was associated with less cognitive impairment.


  1. I was the pickiest eater as a child and young adult, but always loved mushrooms! I take that as a sign that they are vital to our health. That cancer stat is shocking.

  2. Do did not mention the kinds of fungus benefit the most.

    Stay away from the One Timers!

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