You can microwave your mushrooms!

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The healthiest way to cook mushrooms is to microwave or grill them to preserve their goodness!

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According to the BBC, these cooking methods significantly increase levels of antioxidants which protect cells against diseases, but boiling or frying reduces them.

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Antioxidants are vitamins and chemicals that play a key role in protecting the body against free radicals, which are linked to heart disease, cancer and other diseases.

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A study, from Spain, looked at the properties of four different types of mushrooms before and after cooking and they noted that adding a little oil when grilling can even improve the nutritional value of the mushrooms.

 

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The nutritional value of mushrooms include  protein, including essential amino acids, fibre and lots of vitamins – such as B, C , D and E.

 

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They are also low in calories and fat.

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In a study published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, researchers analysed how cooking methods altered white button, shiitake, oyster and king oyster mushrooms.

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Read more – www.bbc.co.uk

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