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Old 07-12-2011, 09:13 AM   #1
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Default Mushrooms. Good or Bad veg?

Im eating ALOT of mushrooms, as a sort of potato/pasta/rice subsititute.

I just boil them in the Mwave. I presume they are low fat/low cal/low carb.
Can anyone cnfirm?
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:34 AM   #2
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1C sliced mushrooms (70 grams) 15 cal, 2 carbs, 0 fat
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I love mushrooms. I eat them every day. I love them on my salad, and in my egg white omlets.. Mmm.
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:06 PM   #4
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I'm not sure what kind of mushrooms you're using, so this info may vary per type!

1 Cup of Mushrooms (70g weight)

Fat = 0.23g
Carbs = 2.29g
Fiber = 0.83g
Protein = 2.02g

Sounds like a healthy and filling food to me! Especially for a whole cup of them!
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I've been eating them like crazy since Dr. Oz said they are one of the best veggies for you. I put them in omelets, salads, over whole wheat pasta and in soup. Love them.
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I sneak them into as many things as possible along with onions, frozen spinach, and pepers. Yum!
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:59 PM   #7
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Well they aren't a vegetable, they are fungi Whether or not they are good for you depends on what type of mushroom you eat. It seems that you really can eat too many.

This surprised me. According to Dr.Weil, common cultivated mushrooms (including white button, portabello, crimini, etc) should not be over eaten because they contain natural carcinogens. The amount is small, but if you eat a lot of mushrooms it could become a problem. Dr. Weil says never to eat them raw, either. This was strange to hear at first because sliced raw mushrooms have always been a common salad ingredient for many people. Cooking them breaks down some of the toxins. You can read more about it here.

Dr. Oz said to only eat 1/2 cup of button mushrooms every other day.

Wild mushrooms do not contain the carcinogens that the others do. Any of the wild or Asian varieties are good for you, such as shiitaki and oyster mushrooms.
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There are different types of mushrooms not every type is for losing weight.
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There are different types of mushrooms not every type is for losing weight.
I do not think the OP was trying to get a specific weight loss magic out of them. They are all naturally low in calories, provide bulk, taste good, provide a "meaty" taste to things (umami is the current buzzword), and also provide vitamin, mineral and anti-oxidant coverage.

The oyster and shiatakes I get fresh (incl the big meaty King Oysters) are all cultivated so I wonder why the creminis are so different. Research to be done.....

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Old 07-13-2011, 04:32 PM   #10
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Thanks guys, i will happily eat on!
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:34 PM   #11
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Watch out for canned mushrooms as they have a lot of sodium added to them.
No salt added and low sodium canned mushrooms are available although they are sometimes hard to find.

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Old 07-17-2011, 02:38 PM   #12
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Didn't know not top eat them raw, but will stir fry them in spray oil from now.
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Great info! I love mushrooms as well, always assumed they're OK to eat raw and otherwise. Sauteed mushrooms - yum!
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Mushrooms are quite good at neutralizing free radicals, those renegade molecules that can otherwise get up to no good. In fact, you might be surprised (as I was) to learn that when it comes to antioxidant power, the plain old white button mushroom beats out even colorful veggies like green peppers, carrots, green beans, and tomatoes! Best of all, mushrooms contain antioxidants that are not deactivated or destroyed by cooking.
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Great info! I love mushrooms as well, always assumed they're OK to eat raw and otherwise. Sauteed mushrooms - yum!

I agree!!! sauteed mushrooms... YUM-O
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