NOODLE CARNIVAL & MUSHROOM BENEFITS

Today for lunch I cooked what I call my "Noodle Carnival".Its very simple and easy to make.

You will need the following ingredients:-

INGREDIENTS:
-Noodles
-Pepper
-Mushrooms
-Spinach
-Prawns
-Sweetcorn
-Onions
-Oyster Sauce
All cooked in a spicy tomato sauce, Yummy. :P

I'm really obsessed with mushrooms at the moment I've been cooking them with everything! In pasta,egg, casseroles etc.
Mushrooms are so good for you, they contain many nutrients and vitamins which benefit your overall health.

BENEFITS OF MUSHROOMS:

Mushrooms are fungi that reproduce by releasing spores. Wild mushrooms grow in abundance in many places, but because many poisonous varieties closely resemble edible mushrooms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends buying mushrooms from a reputable grower or grocer instead of harvesting them yourself. Look for firm, unblemished mushrooms free of mold or obvious moisture and store them in a paper bag in the refrigerator after purchase. Mushrooms are low-calorie, fat and cholesterol free, and provide significant amounts of several essential vitamins.

VITAMIN D

While many food staples are fortified with vitamin D, mushrooms are the only non-animal food product with naturally occurring vitamin D, according to the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements. European wild mushrooms can contain as much as 60 mcg of vitamin D in a 3.5 oz. serving, which represents six times the amount of vitamin D required by healthy adults under age 50. Cultivated mushrooms, which aren't typically exposed to natural light, often have significantly less vitamin D, but some U.S. mushroom growers are beginning to expose mushrooms to short bursts of ultraviolet light to stimulate vitamin D2 production. Once exposed, a 3.5 oz. serving of these mushrooms provides 100 percent of the recommended dietary allowance of vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential to calcium absorption, bone growth and remodeling, and neuromuscular and immune function.

BIOTIN

A 3.5 oz. serving of mushrooms provides 30 percent of the RDA of biotin, or vitamin B7, a water-soluble B-complex vitamin necessary for carbohydrate metabolism and fat synthesis.

NIACIN

A serving of three button mushrooms offers 23 percent of the RDA of niacin, another water-soluble B-complex vitamin also known as vitamin B3. Niacin helps release energy from food, regulates digestion and appetite and promotes healthy skin and nerves.

PANTOTHENIC ACID

A serving of three button mushrooms also contains 20 percent of the RDA of pantothenic acid, or vitamin B5, which is essential to energy and hormone production

RIBOFLAVIN

A 3.5 oz. serving of button mushrooms has 30 percent of the RDA of riboflavin. Riboflavin, or vitamin B2, is vital to energy production, vision and healthy skin. Mushrooms also contain trace amounts of vitamin B12, vitamin C and folate. Mushrooms are currently the only known natural non-animal product food source of vitamin B12.[SOURCE]