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Mushroom Mouth

By New You Editorial
Posted On Feb 24, 2014

New You Health Tip: Incorporate shiitake mushrooms into your diet for unexpected benefits.

A centuries-old staple of Asian cuisine, Shiitake mushrooms are rich in vital minerals and vitamin B complex, which boosts the body’s metabolism. They are also very low in calories and uniquely high in dietary fibers, which keep you feeling full longer and therefore less likely to snack. To add to their mineral resume, shiitake mushroom are a great source of magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus. Cooking shitake mushrooms may deplete some of their key nutrients; whenever possible, eating raw is always the best way to reap the benefits.