Add More Nutrition to Your Vegetarian Diet with Truffles29 Dec 2016, by Truffle Faves in
Plant based diets are increasing in popularity around the world. Studies have shown that limiting or eliminating meat from your diet has a number of benefits. These include fewer cases of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Vegetarians have a wide variety of grains, seeds, nuts, fruits and vegetables to choose from, as well as dairy and eggs if you choose. As a vegetarian, you need to make sure that you have a varied and balanced diet so you are getting all the nutrients you need. So where do truffles come in when it comes to nutrition in a vegetarian diet?
What do truffles have to offer?
Although they may seem unassuming, truffles and mushrooms contain important nutrients for a vegetarian diet. They are a great source of selenium, which helps keep immune and thyroid systems running optimally and help product antioxidants. While other food products contain selenium, truffles and mushrooms contain especially high levels. They are also high in other essential minerals such as vitamin D, iron, zinc and potassium.
Truffles and mushrooms are a source of high protein for vegetarians and truffles contain 20 to 30 percent protein in each serve. They also contain amino acids which are necessary for good nutrition. As an added bonus to these health benefits of truffles, they are low-fat and cholesterol free, which means you can enjoy this delicacy guilt-free!
If you’d like to learn more about how you can add truffles to your diet, take a look at Susan Alexander’s decadent recipe for truffled grilled cheese.