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are mushrooms good for you? silly question!

I was just wondering, i like eating them but they are just fungus. Thats kinda gross

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:47 PM on Mar. 10, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • Yes but you really should cook them. I didn't know this until a couple months ago. Here is some information I found helpful:

    Many foods contain natural toxins (built-in pesticides) that are destroyed by simple cooking. Alfalfa sprouts, for example, contain canavanine, a natural toxin harmful to the immune system. Button mushrooms contain agaritine, a natural carcinogen. (Some anti-organic food folks argue that there are more natural carcinogens in food than are added by pesticides.)

    Our bodies do have defenses against the natural toxins in food, but our immune systems can get overwhelmed with poor quality air and water. Cooking beans, sprouts, and mushrooms gives our immune system a break.

    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 5:32 PM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • yes i think but im really not sure..
    Shaina11

    Answer by Shaina11 at 5:02 PM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • They may be fungus but they are good fungus.
    JAIRATRACI

    Answer by JAIRATRACI at 5:04 PM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • Some mushrooms have healthy complex proteins. Some have been shown to work as antibiotic or antiparasitics when eaten. Like good mold makes penicillin.
    ecodani

    Answer by ecodani at 5:29 PM on Mar. 10, 2010

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