Mushrooms, a key ingredient in our blends, are a superfood that are essential for the Paleo diet
Compounds found in certain mushrooms have the potential to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. As a valuable source of dietary fiber and the five B vitamins (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pyridoxine (B6) and folate, they are sans (virtually without) fat, sugar or salt . What we also know is that they contain the essential minerals potassium, copper, phosphorous and iron, important for those who are especially enduring intense workouts or have bouts of exhaustion. Probably most convincing for anyone on the Paleo diet is the fact that they contain selenium which is a mineral that is not found in many fruits and vegetables. So, if the reduction of sugar is one of your goals to achieving better health, mushrooms can be a key ingredient in your diet.
I can’t deny the mystical allure of mushrooms. Everything from Alice in Wonderland, to fairy rings, even to Walt Disney’s classic Fantasia, mushrooms are centered around mystery and magic. There is good reason for this, if you have the right Paleo mushroom in your hand, you hold an amazingly healthy and flavorful food.
Having said that, this Paleo food is one of those you want to leave to the experts if you spot them in the wild. Identification can mean life or death and frankly looking through a field manual just isn’t worth the risk as many mushrooms are so close in identity, you could literally make a fatal error.
They are a very low-calorie Paleo food that can be eaten raw or cooked. It is surprisingly nutrient dense and a very economical choice. I personally love mushrooms because I can turn them into a perfect vehicle to deliver baked garlic into my mouth!