How to Cook Mushrooms to Optimize Nutritional Content

mushroomsMushrooms deserve to be on your plate as they are truly nutitional treasure. They are high in vitamin D, boost immune system function, fight inflammation and reduce risk of cardiovascular disease.

Recent research published in International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition described two bst way to improve th nutriotional benfits of mushrooms while cooking them. The study include such mushrooms as button, shiitake, oyster. It was found that when grilled or microwaved mushrooms retain helthy compounds.  When fried, mushrooms lose a lot of protein, ash, and carbohydrate content but bump up fat and energy. If you boil the fungus, it improves the beta-glucan content, which is linked to immune system health, but losses in antioxidant content.

“When mushrooms were cooked by microwave or grill, the content of polyphenol and antioxidant activity increased significantly, and there are no significant losses in nutritional value of the cooked mushrooms,” said study co-author Irene Roncero, Ph.D.

Finnish Researchers Created a Unique Coffee that Treats Depression

Researchers from Finland have created a unique mushroom coffee that relieves depression.

In fact, we are not talking about coffee in the usual understanding of it, and about some amazing Finnish mushrooms resembling coffee being brewed.

The inventors said that they thought that the coffee is certainly good, but in Finland people do not grow coffee plants. And it is bad to consume caffeine constantly. But coffee fungus – is a quite another thing. The effect is the same, but the side effects are not.

A specific taste seems quite normal and even enjoyable once you get used to it. “Well, it tastes like something in between tea, coffee and mushrooms” – the inventors said.

But the effects are much better than in ordinary coffee, which absolutely does not contribute to the fight against depression. But the mushroom coffee drink can influence in a positive way even the most chronic depressive disorder.

According to experts, the main thing is not to try to make this coffe by yourself – not theright mushrooms, mixed in the wrong proportions, can save you not only from depression but from sanity.