The One Kitchen Ingredient You’ve Been Underestimating
If you’re looking to drop a few kg’s of fat but still gain decent muscle mass, mushrooms may be the one kitchen ingredient that’s the go-to source of protein you’re after. Packed with meaty flavour, a hearty texture and very few calories, carbs, and sodium, mighty mushrooms are just what the men in your life need to stay lean, healthy and strong. Whether you eat them on toast for breakfast or decide to pop them in a simple risotto a dish, #MightyMeatyMushrooms aren’t just delicious and nutrient rich; they’re also proven allies in the fight against heart attacks, obesity and prostate cancer – three major health risks for males.
Take a look at these facts:
Mushrooms and Protein
100g white button mushrooms
Total fat: 0,3g
Saturated fat: 0,1g
Benefit: Replace meat with mushrooms: to lose weight yet still gain muscle.
Mushrooms and Selenium
1 cup Portabellini mushrooms
Benefit:Selenium is a recognised ally against prostate cancer
Mushrooms and Sodium
Benefit: A low salt diet allows 400-1000mg of sodium per day; mushrooms contain a mere 14mg of sodium per 100g.
Mushrooms and Potassium
1 cup sliced white mushrooms
Benefit: Diets rich in potassium and low in sodium can reduce the risk of heart attacks.
WIN WITH MUSHROOMS
So many good reasons to throw a handful of mushrooms into every meal and here’s another one: R15000 in cash is up for grabs during June. Go to our website www.mushroominfo.co.za/competitions for details on how to stand a chance to get your share.