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3. Improve heart health

Concerns about heart health issues in western countries continue to grow as heart diseases become one of the most common killers. The idea of a connection between mushrooms and heart health sounds strange at first, but scientists know that this does exist. Mushrooms are very low in carbohydrates. They contain no cholesterol while their high protein content helps the body to consume cholesterol. They also help remove plaque accumulations from the walls of blood vessels. Consumption of mushrooms assists to redress an excess of LDL (bad) cholesterol over HDL (good) cholesterol to reduce risks of heart disease.

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