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Mushrooms are a favourite in a wholefoods kitchen. In moments you can go from simplicity to something with a little more meatiness in a meal and give your nutrition a boost too.

Did you know…

Mushrooms are one of the only vegetarian sources of Vitamin D, a nutrient we obtain mostly from the sun. So if you’re working an office job or in parts of the world that perhaps don’t see enough of the sun, then it might be time to up the ante on your mushie intake to reap the D benefits.

They’re rich in beta-glucan – a soluble fibre which can help regulate blood glucose levels, making them an excellent option for diabetics and for those trying to curb their sugar cravings. Plus beta-glucan supports healthy cholesterol levels and supports the cardiovascular system in the process.

In traditional medicine, mushrooms such as reishi, cordyceps, chaga and shiitake are used for their potent anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties and to boost the immune system.

Incredible right?

Consider integrating mushrooms into your weekly eating with these delicious ideas…

  • Mushrooms on toast with avocado and hemp seeds
  • Tom yum soup with fish and mushrooms
  • Herb stuffed mushrooms
  • Mushroom and cauliflower pizza
  • Mixed mushroom omelette
  • Grilled mushrooms with chilli and tahini

And for a little more foodie inspiration, check out Jacqueline’s recipe for Creamy Mushroom Zuchetti with Coconut Milk – a completely plant based, creamy, delicious dinner to make you smile from the inside out.

Find the full recipe to print and stick on your fridge here…

This video was made in collaboration with So Good, however this article is knowledge, expression and opinions of the writer’s own.

Jacqueline Alwill

Jacqueline is an Accredited Nutritional Medicine Practitioner specialising in family and early childhood nutrition and gut health. She writes for several media publications, hosts a regular nutrition segment on Channel 7 and in 2016 published her first book, "Seasons to Share" (Murdoch Books). Jacqueline is passionate about working with corporations and brands to support and educate their community and audience and is currently a media spokesperson and ambassador for Remedy Drinks, Eimele Australia, Woolworths, Kitchenaid and Nutrition Director at Bondi Bubs Wholefoods. She is mum to Jet and outside her working hours you'll find her with her family in the surf, on the beach, or out and about in nature.

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