WHY? Artichokes

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Artichokes ANTIOXIDANTS: Artichokes are filled with antioxidants!! These help fight free radicals which are an atom in your body with a pair of unshared electrons. These can be dangerous because they can do A LOT of damage in your body and can cause diseases and cancer (1). Also antioxidants are great for […]

WHY? Zucchini

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Zucchini VITAMINS- It is high in vitamin C, manganese, potassium and many more HEALTHY HEART- Potassium is great in helping reduce blood pressure LIKE A CUCUMBER- Did you know you can use zucchini on your eyes to help with puffiness just like a cucumber! FIBER- The high fiber content helps lower cholesterol […]

Bello Buns

Portobello buns that is! This is a perfect way to eat more mushrooms and get all those benefits (check out last post)!  Use them as burger buns!!! Portobello mushrooms are perfect for this! You don’t have to give up all da good food!!!!!! Just switch things out to make them pure and simple☺️ Portobello Buns […]

Why? Mushrooms

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday

Mushrooms!

I feel like mushrooms are something people just add to meals but they don’t really know why they are eating them or why they should be eating them. Here I will give you some tips about mushrooms and why they can benefit you!

  1. Reduce blood pressure- Mushrooms are low in sodium and contain potassium (15% of your daily value!) to help keep your blood pressure in check
  2. IMMUNITY- Mushrooms are full of selenium which enhances immune response to foreign molecules found in your body
  3. This is also makes it a good food to eat to fight CANCER!
  4. ANTIOXIDANTS- Yes mushrooms have antioxidants! Even as much as red peppers
  5. LOTS OF VITAMIN B- Specifically riboflavin and niacin which are crucial for a healthy metabolism and nervous system (which pretty much controls your whole body!)
  6. And last but not least VITAMIN D- Mushrooms are the only plant that actually contain Vitamin D. Mushrooms produce vitamin D in the sunlight just like us! That means for the people living in the cold, cloudy areas (is summer coming yet??) you can actual consume Vitamin D from mushrooms. I read this study done by a man living in the UK. He went to the doctors and they told him he had very low vitamin D levels. So he grew his own mushrooms under a UV light lamp and ate them everyday. And sure enough his levels went back to NORMAL!!