No, not those mushrooms. The edible ones. Actually, the hallucinogenic mushrooms are probably technically Paleo-friendly, too, but for right now, let’s just stick with the kind that you can toss in your salad or throw into a stir-fry.
Nutrient Rich Fungi
Mushrooms are rich in vitamin D and you can pack them with even more vitamin D by letting them soak in the sun. Mushrooms left out in the sun for just an hour, even after harvesting, contain about four times the daily recommended intake of vitamin D per serving. Shiitake mushrooms in particular are also loaded with selenium, protein, iron, and vitamin C.
Food As Medicine
Mushrooms have even been used as medicine for millennia in Asia. Most notably, the Chinese have used these particular fungi for their purported cardiovascular, anticancer, antiviral, antibacterial, anti parasitic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-diabetic properties.
For more reasons to eat your mushrooms, check out this post.