Mushrooms are really healthy food. Why are champignons healthy? What can you benefit from eating them regularly?

Champignons should be one of the most important parts of everyday consumption. Regarding their nutrients they can compete with several, more common and popular vegetables and fruits.

A portion of champignons (100 g) does not contain fat (0 g), its carbohydrate content is low (3 g), its glycemic index is also low (GI:2), low in calories but rich in fibre (1 g) and micro elements. Here are some crucial components that can be found in champignons: all types of vitamin B, vitamin D, magnesium, folic acid, vitamin C, iron, phosphor, zinc, potassium, copper, selenium, manganese.

A great advantage of consuming mushrooms is that they are rich in nutrients and they can be part of diabetic people’s diet, as they can be a real help in glycemic control. For people on slimming diets the low energy content can be beneficial.

As for champignons their macronutrient content is medium, but they are extremely rich in potassium (46-49000 mg/kg). Their phosphorus content is also remarkable, in 1 kg of fresh champignons about 10300 mg can be found. As these two elements can be encountered in bigger quantity, but its sodium content is quite low, the consumption of mushrooms is advisable for all age groups. In cultivated champignons some micro elements (iron, zinc manganese, boron) are found in smaller quantity, since the compost does not contain so much of these. However, consuming 100 g of white button mushrooms covers half of the daily selenium needs of an adult.

In mushrooms the following components can be found in big quantity:

- vitamin B for the healthy skin
- phosphorus for the health of the teeth and bones
- potassium for a normal blood pressure
- iron for a healthy hematopoiesis
- selenium , one of the most important antioxidant

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