What do great gut health, glowing skin and weight loss have in common? Mushrooms. Yep, mushrooms.
We’ve all heard of the benefits of superfoods like chia seeds, quinoa, kale and acai berries but have you ever thought of the humble mushroom as an ingredient that also belongs in the elusive superfood group?
To be honest, we never gave much thought to the good old mushroom until we did a little bit of digging, which is when discovered that we’ve been taking this humble vegetable for granted. Whilst we’ve always loved mushrooms (mushroom risotto, anyone?!) and we know that they’re good for us, we’ve never really taken notice of the individual benefits they can provide.
If you’re the same, we’re here to tell you why you should be including mushrooms in your diet and we’ve even got a killer mushroom recipe for you to try from our new cookbook, Simple and Lean!
Mushrooms are adaptogenic superfoods, which basically means that they work to create and restore balance in the body and they provide essential nutrients and vitamins to support the brain, promote gut health and encourage healthy skin.
Shiitake mushrooms, in particular, contain all the essential amino acids along with an essential fatty acid called linoleic acid. Linoleic acid helps with bone and muscle growth as well as weight loss and digestion. In addition, this amazing superfood can also boost energy and brain function, promote healthy skin and support the function of the immune system. Seriously good stuff!
To get a dose of mushrooms everyday, we have included mushroom extract in our Super Green Superfood Powder, which you can buy here.
If you want to make a totally delicious and nutritious mushroom recipe, we’ve included our Kale and Mushroom Rice Bowl from our new cookbook, Simple and Lean, for you to enjoy!