Friday, March 18, 2011

Let's Talk Super Foods - Part 2 Mushrooms

OK, I know what you are thinking.  How can something that grows in rotting matter be a super food?  Well, there are actually all kinds of great ways this super food can help you.
  1. Mushrooms are so meaty you can use them as a meat alternative to cut down on calories and fats.
  2. They have been shown to powerful in the fight against cancers and heart disease.  Shitake, enokitake, maitake, and oyster mushrooms have been shown especially beneficial against cancers.
  3. They are a rich source of nutrients including B12 ( usually lacking in vegetarian diets, or those how don't eat red meats), potassium, phosphorus, protein and fiber.
  1. Add them to salads, pasta sauce, soup, stir-fries, casseroles or pizza.
  2. Eat them on there own with your carrots and celery and hummus dip.
  3. Buy dehydrated mushrooms to always have some o hand.  Simply pour boiling water over them, let them sit for 30 mins, then they are hydrated.  Don 't throw out the water, it is a great base for soups, cooking rice and quinoa.

Portabella Mushroom Burger

I will continue the series on Monday with YOGURT! 
See you back then.

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