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Amazing health benefits of consuming oyster mushrooms


Posted on : 10/Oct/2020 9:13:02 AM

The oyster mushrooms are usually seen growing on the dead trees or on the fallen logs etc.

It must be noted that the oyster mushrooms with shell-like appearance are a type of fungi and have been used for many decades in culinary and medicinal purposes. These mushrooms contain various nutrients like protein, fat, carbohydrates, fibre, sugar, calcium, iron, magnesium, niacin, riboflavin etc.

Various types of oyster mushrooms are pearl oyster mushrooms, blue oyster mushrooms, golden oyster mushrooms, pink oyster mushrooms and king oyster mushrooms.

Various health benefits of intake of oyster mushrooms are

Lowers cholesterol levels:
Research studies have shown that oyster mushrooms reduce cholesterol levels by 37 percent and lower triglycerides by 45percent. It was mentioned in a 2007 study that diabetic patients when given oyster mushrooms showed huge reduction in their cholesterol levels.

Brain function gets improved:
It is said that intake of oyster mushrooms could lower the risk of getting Alzheimers disease and age related cognitive decline. This has been due to the presence of niacin or vitamin B3.

Lowers inflammation:
It is well known that chronic inflammation is associated with the risk of heart diseases and cancers etc. intake of oyster mushrooms could lower the inflammation due to its powerful anti-inflammatory property.

Lowers blood sugar levels:
Our diabetes could reduce when we consume oyster mushrooms. The beta glucans in oyster mushrooms could improve the glucose levels in us. It is known that beta glucan is a water soluble dietary fibre.

Lowers BP:
The BP could get lowered due to the anti hypersensitive activity of the oyster mushrooms. It is believed that beta glucans have an effect on the BP levels.

Fights free radicals:
Truth is that the antioxidants in oyster mushrooms fight the free radicals. This would lessen the risk of getting chronic health conditions.