Mushrooms have an impressive array of antioxidant minerals!

Why mushrooms need to be a part of your daily/weekly diet:

  • High in Selenium:  Selenium helps with DNA repair, which with adequate intake of this mineral will help with a reduced risk for cancer.
  • High in Riboflavin (B2):  Riboflavin is necessary for the recycling of glutathione, an antioxidant that protects energy-producing mitochondria from oxidative damage.
  • Contains Zinc, Copper, and Manganese:  Free radical scavengers.
  • Tryptophan:  Sleep promoting.
  • Fiber, Magnesium, and Potassium:  All for a healthy heart.

Make sure to store in a paper bag so they can breathe in the refrigerator.  Never wash them in water, just wipe with a wet paper towel.  And just slice or chop and eat as a side dish or add to any dish/salad!

Saute:

I love to slice the mushrooms and saute them in a little bit of broth for about 5-7 minutes, not too long so you keep them as nutrient dense as possible.  I then like to add a little toasted sesame oil to the pan and mix it in with the slices.  Or you can just add some olive oil, lemon, and sea salt for a lighter flare.

Enjoy and always eat to nourish!

To your health,

Julie

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