09 Sep Sink Your Teeth into National Mushroom Month
At HAB Dental in Boynton Beach and Boca Raton, we know how important good dental hygiene is to your oral health and to your overall wellness. And Boynton Beach dentist Dr. Rosemary Baghdassarian and her team want to encourage you to make the time for self-care.
In these unprecedented times, it is more important than ever that you take care of yourself. And we think that it is also very important that you look for reasons to smile and for ways to stay active and engaged!
Celebrating National Mushroom Month might just let you check all those boxes.
Add a Little Flavor to Your Days
You might never have realized that September is National Mushroom Month. (In all honesty, it wasn’t on our radar, either.) But as the Mushroom Council says, “September is Mushroom Month, and this year the party is in your kitchen.”
Their suggested method of celebrating is to build a bowl that highlights the flavor of one of the many varieties of mushrooms. “Bowls are a convenient way to fill up on your favorite grains, veggies and proteins in one simple dish – not to mention you can typically take them with you wherever your day takes you.” That’s assuming, of course, that you have somewhere to go.
A few of their top picks include:
- Protein-packed breakfast bowls made with fried eggs, bacon, onions and white button mushrooms.
- Grain bowls that blend the ancient grain farro with cabbage, avocado dressing and Cremini mushrooms.
- Asian bowls made with the traditional white rice as well as bok choy, bell peppers, carrots, sweet and sour chicken and shiitake mushrooms.
Health Benefits of Mushrooms
The folks at the Mushroom Council aren’t the only ones who think you should be eating more mushrooms. The experts at Healthline say, “You can’t go wrong with mushrooms. They’re fat-free, low-sodium, low-calorie, and cholesterol-free. They’re also packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals.”
Not all mushrooms are created equal, of course, but Healthline says you can pretty much count on mushrooms being a good source of:
- Antioxidants – including selenium: “In fact,” they report, “they are the best source of the mineral in the produce aisle.”
- Beta glucan – a form of soluble dietary fiber that can help to improve your cholesterol levels and your cardiovascular health.
- B vitamins
- Copper – which not only helps your body produce red blood cells, but also helps maintain healthy bones and teeth.
If you have a favorite mushroom recipe, please share it with your favorite dental team in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach.